Kirsten Ledwith Morasco, First Female President of Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee

For Immediate Release

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Ed Levin
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Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta
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The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee (DVROC), which stages the prestigious Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta is pleased to announce the election of Kirsten Ledwith Morasco as the next President and first female president, in the Dad Vail’s 85-year history.

After serving as a dedicated Board member for 25 years and holding a variety of roles within the organization, including Recording Secretary. Morasco was unanimously elected by the Board of Directors to become the organization’s next President.

Originally formed in 1934, as an event for fledgling rowing programs, Dad Vail has grown into one of the largest and most diverse collegiate regattas in North America. Now the event, while still supporting fledgling rowing programs, continually draws top men’s and women’s programs from all NCAA Divisions and was the first collegiate regatta to offer para-rowing events.

“The Dad Vail Regatta and its 85-year history is very special to me,” said Morasco. “The significance of my role as the first female President of the organization is not lost on me. As a longtime volunteer of the regatta, I am proud of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee’s accomplishments and in particular the support the regatta has given to women’s rowing and more recently para-rowing; I am honored to be appointed as the organization’s next President.

While Morasco has served as a Board Member since 1998, involvement in the regatta is in her blood. Thanks to her father, Matt Ledwith, who was a longtime volunteer and Board Member, Kirsten was introduced to the Dad Vail Regatta at the tender age of five, a similar experience for her brothers and sister.

“Over the years, Kirsten has performed a variety of volunteer jobs along the racecourse, most recently serving as Director of Awards and Recognition. The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee can be confidently anticipated to continue to uphold the core values which sustain their 501(c)3 not-for-profit mission under Kirsten Morasco’s capable leadership,” stated outgoing Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee President Jim Hanna.

Morasco added, ““For me and many of the volunteers, Dad Vail has been and continues to be a family affair.  We encourage our children, siblings, and friends to get involved and support the rowing community.  Like my father, I enjoy working with all the incredible individuals and our sponsors who make Dad Vail the amazing event it is, and I look forward to continuing our traditions and building upon our current legacy”.

The next Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta will be staged once more on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken, New Jersey on Friday, May 10, 2024, and Saturday, May 11, 2024, and will celebrate its 85th anniversary.

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Returns to Cooper River Park for 85th Anniversary

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Contact:
Ed Levin
Publicity Director
Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta
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The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee is pleased to stage the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta for a second consecutive year on the Cooper River on Friday, May 10, 2024, and Saturday, May 11, 2024.

“We are pleased to return to the Cooper River for another year to stage the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta,” said Jim Hanna, President of the Dad Vail Organizing Committee. “Our decision was predicated on the certainty of precision and predictability for advance planning needed during the course of preparing to celebrate our 85th Anniversary Year Regatta!”

“With significant investment and enhancements over the last 20 years Cooper River Park and our Olympic rowing venue has become one of the best true race courses in the nation and the world,” said Camden County Commissioner Jeff Nash. “With that said, we are ecstatic to welcome back one of the most renowned regattas in the country, the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, for its second year at the park. As we continue to grow the sport of rowing and respect its time-honored traditions the relocation of this great regatta underscores everything Camden County has to offer as a regional destination. Furthermore, the regatta season brings more than $20 million annually into our local economy based on the influx of visitors who patronize our small business community. There is no question in my mind that the rowers, families and fans will contribute to that when we see them again in early May of 2024.”

About Jefferson
Jefferson, located in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey, is reimagining health care and education to create unparalleled value. Jefferson is more than 42,000 people strong, dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, preparing tomorrow’s professional leaders for 21st century careers, and conducting research leading to new discoveries on the basic science, clinical, population science and applied levels. Thomas Jefferson University, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, dates back to 1824 and today comprises 10 colleges and four schools offering over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students. Jefferson serves patients through millions of encounters each year at 18 hospitals (ten are Magnet® designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and over 50 outpatient and urgent care locations throughout the region. Jefferson is also home to Health Partners Plans, a not-for-profit managed healthcare organization serving more than 290,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program

About Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University, founded in 1824 as the Jefferson Medical College, is today a national doctoral research university and a pioneer in transdisciplinary, professional education. Home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, Jefferson is a preeminent academic institution delivering high-impact education in over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students across 10 colleges. The University’s academic offerings now include architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion, health, medicine, science, social science and textiles. Jefferson is redefining the higher education value proposition with an approach that is collaborative and active; increasingly global; integrated with industry; focused on research across disciplines to foster innovation and discovery; and technology-enhanced. Student-athletes compete as the Jefferson Rams in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Brings Back Mobile App for 84th Annual Event

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Ed Levin
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In preparation of the 84th  annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta,  the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee (DVROC) is pleased to announce the return of its Dad Vail Regatta mobile app.

The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, presented by AmeriHealth, Coca-Cola and PECO will be staged on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta will kick off a summer long celebration for the 100th year of the Cooper River Park.

Racing will begin at 8:00 am on Friday morning continuing throughout the day on Saturday concluding around 5:00 pm.

The Dad Vail Regatta App will be available on both IOS and Android devices. For Apple IOS users, the app can be found in the app store under Dad Vail Regatta.  For Andriod users, the app can be found in the Google Play Store by searching Dad Vail Regatta.

The mobile app allows you to access daily schedules, heat sheets, weather updates, race results and regatta information.

For those who do not have access through the mobile app, please log onto www.dadvail.org to access schedules, heat sheets, race results, weather updates and other pertinent regatta information.

About Jefferson 

Jefferson, located in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey, is reimagining health care and education to create unparalleled value. Jefferson is more than 42,000 people strong, dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, preparing tomorrow’s professional leaders for 21st century careers, and conducting research leading to new discoveries on the basic science, clinical, population science and applied levels. Thomas Jefferson University, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, dates back to 1824 and today comprises 10 colleges and four schools offering over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students.Jefferson Health  serves patients through millions of encounters each year at 18 hospitals (ten are Magnet® designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and over 50 outpatient and urgent care locations throughout the region. Jefferson is also home to Health Partners Plans, a not-for-profit managed healthcare organization serving more than 290,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program

About Thomas Jefferson University

 Thomas Jefferson University, founded in 1824 as the Jefferson Medical College, is today a national doctoral research university and a pioneer in transdisciplinary, professional education. Home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, Jefferson is a preeminent academic institution delivering high-impact education in over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students across 10 colleges. The University’s academic offerings now include architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion, health, medicine, science, social science and textiles. Jefferson is redefining the higher education value proposition with an approach that is collaborative and active; increasingly global; integrated with industry; focused on research across disciplines to foster innovation and discovery; and technology-enhanced. Student-athletes compete as the Jefferson Rams in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

Annual Art Poster Contest Highlights Off the River Talents at Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta

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Annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Art Poster Contest Winners to Be Announced and Grants to City’s Summer Rowing Programs.

The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee (DVROC), organizers of the prestigious Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, presented by AmeriHealth, PECO and Coca-Cola are pleased to announce the winners of the 21st annual Dad Vail Regatta Art Poster Contest staged this spring for budding young artists attending Philadelphia area private and parochial schools.

The 84th annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta will be held on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 on the Cooper River in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta will kick off a summer long celebration for the 100thyear of the Cooper River Park.

Jim Hanna, President of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee said, “The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta is far more than a regatta, offering students the opportunity to be recognized for their artistic ability and to be rewarded for their distinguished achievements by way of our annual Art Poster Contest.”

Hanna added, “I wish to extend a special expression of appreciation to Sister Lauretta Linsalata, IHM, of Archbishop Ryan High School for her support and assembling this contest for some very talented young artists.”

Jim Hanna, President of the Dad Vail Organizing Committee will announce the winners and the cash awards at a press conference on Friday May 12 at 9 AM. To be convened at the Camden County Boathouse amidst the first day of races for the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta. Additionally, Dad Vail will continue to be a benefactor for both Philadelphia City Rowing and the Lloyd Hall Advisory Council Summer Rowing Program, continuing an over twenty-year history in support of empowering under-resourced Philadelphia City public school students to reach their highest potential through rowing.

State Senator Jim Beach, and Camden County Commissioners Jonathan Young and Jeff Nash will be offering their own brief remarks along with the following local mayors who will also be offering their own brief remarks: Cherry Hill Township Mayor Susan Shin Angulo, Collingswood Mayor Jim Maley, Haddon Township Mayor Randy Teague, and Pennsauken Township Mayor Vince Martinez.

The Art Poster contest, which challenges Philadelphia area high school students to best depict the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, North Americas largest and best-known collegiate regatta, has five categories of prizes: Grand Prize, First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention.

Members of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee and the Office of Catholic Education comprised the judging committee.

The Winners of the 2023 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Art Poster Contest are:

Grand Prize
Cindy Luu – Archbishop Ryan

First Place
Natalie Cheng – Archbishop Ryan

Second Place
Elizabeth Prushan – Archbishop Ryan

Third Place
Reese Gettes – Archbishop Ryan

Honorable Mention
Alicja Donagala – Archbishop Ryan

Mel Grace Calixtro – Archbishop Ryan

Julia Jermyn – Bishop Shanahan

Justin Chen – Archbishop Ryan

Jake Cahill – Archbishop Ryan

Megan Joy – Archbishop Ryan

Georgetown rowing’s love for Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta has far reaches

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If one wants to learn about Georgetown University’s affection for the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta – look no further than The Tombs, a local establishment near the Washington D.C. campus.

“The founder of the Tombs, Dick McCooey, (GU ’62 loved Georgetown Rowing so much that he dedicated a section of the restaurant to supporting the rowing team with memorabilia throughout the years,” said Georgetown University lightweight women’s rowing coach Abbey Wilkowski. “A big part of this section has oars on display for every Dad Vail winning Varsity 8+. My team would love nothing more than to add to their collection and to the legacy of Georgetown Rowing.”

Last year the Hoyas came close but could not overcome the quick start by Princeton and had to settle for second place. While winning the silver means a lot, adding a coveted gold medal would mean the world.

“It would mean a lot for our program to win the Varsity 8+ category because it would show the immense progress our team has made over the last couple of years,” said senior Bailyn Prichett and junior Cara Barkenbush. “At Dad Vail we face our toughest competition from the IRA (except Stanford). Winning a race against a field of IRA boats is something that our team has never done, and doing so at the Dad Vail would be even more meaningful to our program because of the importance of The Tombs to the Georgetown student body. We would be delighted to see our oar on the wall for the most competitive event at the Dad Vail and would make sure to celebrate at The Tombs if we were to win!”

Wilkowski added, “Winning gold this year would be very exciting for our program. We see many of our league competitors at this regatta and in this race, so winning would mean we are heading in the right direction with our speed and bode well for our championship in June.”

The Hoyas opened the spring season winning the Class of 2004 Cup at the Radcliffe Duel for the first time since 2018 and most recently earned a third-place finish at the Eastern Sprints.

“The Women’s Eastern Sprints a couple of weeks before Dad Vail I would say helps us prepare the most,” said Wilkowski. “At Sprints we will race the same crews that we will see at Dad Vails and our championship. Being able to learn from those races throughout the season is key to our success at the end of the year.”

With the Sprints now in the rearview mirror, the Hoyas turn their attention to the event that holds a special place in their heart.

“Our team loves racing at the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta,” said Prichett and Barkenbush. “It is such a great opportunity to see some of our biggest competition in our league before our IRA Championship, but it is also exciting getting to test our speed against strong crews that we normally don’t compete against. Additionally, a lot of people on our team are from the Philly area, so the support from family and friends at this race is never lacking and makes it so special. The regatta staff does an excellent job of running the races and making it a fun time for everyone competing, which brings our team back every year.”

The 84th Annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, presented by AmeriHealth will be staged on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta will kick off a summer long celebration for the 100th year of the Cooper River.

About Jefferson 

Jefferson, located in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey, is reimagining health care and education to create unparalleled value. Jefferson is more than 42,000 people strong, dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, preparing tomorrow’s professional leaders for 21st century careers, and conducting research leading to new discoveries on the basic science, clinical, population science and applied levels. Thomas Jefferson University, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, dates back to 1824 and today comprises 10 colleges and four schools offering over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students.Jefferson Health  serves patients through millions of encounters each year at 18 hospitals (ten are Magnet® designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and over 50 outpatient and urgent care locations throughout the region. Jefferson is also home to Health Partners Plans, a not-for-profit managed healthcare organization serving more than 290,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program

About Thomas Jefferson University

 Thomas Jefferson University, founded in 1824 as the Jefferson Medical College, is today a national doctoral research university and a pioneer in transdisciplinary, professional education. Home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, Jefferson is a preeminent academic institution delivering high-impact education in over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students across 10 colleges. The University’s academic offerings now include architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion, health, medicine, science, social science and textiles. Jefferson is redefining the higher education value proposition with an approach that is collaborative and active; increasingly global; integrated with industry; focused on research across disciplines to foster innovation and discovery; and technology-enhanced. Student-athletes compete as the Jefferson Rams in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

Five Tribes Cinema Productions to Provide Live Stream Coverage

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Contact: Ed Levin
Publicity Director
Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta
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The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee, host of the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, presented by AmeriHealth, PECO and Coca-Cola is pleased to announce Five Tribes Cinema Productions will provide live streaming coverage of the races beginning on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 am continuing through the conclusion of racing on Saturday May 13.

To follow all the action, go to www.dadvail.org and click on the live stream link.

“The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee is pleased to have Five Tribes Cinema Productions provide live stream coverage for the second consecutive year. Their rowing background accompanied by their experience in the production field will give collegiate rowers competing in the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta the benefit of worldwide coverage through live streaming to family, friends, and rowing fans,” said Jim Hanna, President of the Dad Vail Organizing Committee.

“Five Tribes Cinema Productions is proud to be renewing its partnership with the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta,” said Colin Stewart, CEO of Five Tribes Cinema Productions. “Our commitment to bringing the best coverage to this time-honored regatta has not waivered. Together, with the help of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee our team is ready to produce the best program possible. We look forward to covering two days of great racing.

There will be three manned ground cameras, one permanent finish line camera and an announcer camera. At least one drone will be provided for ariel coverage of every race and select races will have two drones.  Accomplished rower and Dad Vail Board Member Brad Negaard along with Joe Leonard, a local Philadelphia rower and Aquil Abdullah will handle the announcing and commentary throughout both days of live stream coverage.

The 84th Annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, presented by AmeriHealth will be staged on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta will kick off a summer long celebration for the 100th year of the Cooper River.

 

About Jefferson 

Jefferson, located in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey, is reimagining health care and education to create unparalleled value. Jefferson is more than 42,000 people strong, dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, preparing tomorrow’s professional leaders for 21st century careers, and conducting research leading to new discoveries on the basic science, clinical, population science and applied levels. Thomas Jefferson University, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, dates back to 1824 and today comprises 10 colleges and four schools offering over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students.Jefferson Health  serves patients through millions of encounters each year at 18 hospitals (ten are Magnet® designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and over 50 outpatient and urgent care locations throughout the region. Jefferson is also home to Health Partners Plans, a not-for-profit managed healthcare organization serving more than 290,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program

About Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University, founded in 1824 as the Jefferson Medical College, is today a national doctoral research university and a pioneer in transdisciplinary, professional education. Home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, Jefferson is a preeminent academic institution delivering high-impact education in over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students across 10 colleges. The University’s academic offerings now include architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion, health, medicine, science, social science and textiles. Jefferson is redefining the higher education value proposition with an approach that is collaborative and active; increasingly global; integrated with industry; focused on research across disciplines to foster innovation and discovery; and technology-enhanced. Student-athletes compete as the Jefferson Rams in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Holds A Special Place For United Sates Merchant Marine Academy

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When the United States Merchant Marine Academy rowing team hits the water every spring, they immediately turn their focus to preparing for the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta.

“The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta is the highlight of our competitive year,” said Head Coach Derek Hartwick. “Each year we focus our efforts on achieving our best performance on the second weekend of May. Despite the relatively small size of our Academy; 947 total students and only 800 students on campus at any one time, we always strive to put forward our best crews for the event. In recent years, we have managed to place many crews in the Grand finals and medals in each of the last two years.”

With the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta just a little over five weeks away, the Merchant Marine crew is looking forward to the continuing their recent success at the Dad Vail highlighted by a gold medal in the Men’s Varsity Pair without coxswain in last year’s event.

“It is very meaningful whenever one of our crews make it onto the podium and especially when they capture a Gold,” said Hartwick. “As a coach, I feel that the experience of winning a medal adds meaning and perspective to the hard work and dedication that the athletes have made during their college years. In 2022, two of our seniors (Cameron Rothley ‘22 and William Roberts ’22) completed an undefeated season and captured the Negaard Cup at the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta.”

While each crew team faces their own challenges, what Coach Derek Hartwick encounters is very unique. During the spring season, the junior class is out at sea working on commercial and naval vessels while the senior class is studying for their Coast Guard license while going to class and practice to lead the varsity rowing team to a successful campaign.

Last season, Rothley and Roberts provided that leadership and were rewarded with a coveted Dad Vail gold medal.

This season, Midshipman Peyson Pearce 3/C (3rd classman) has accepted the leadership role this spring and will be the coxswain in the Man’s Varsity Four boat.

“Watching Rothley and Roberts last year, one thing I noticed was their consistency and positive attitude towards practice,” said Pearce, who himself will be balancing practice and studying to complete his second year at the Academy. “They showed up every day, rain or shine. Even when they had their coast guard license to study for at the end of senior year, they still made it their priority to show up and put in the work for their boat. Watching them show up, even when they could have used multiple excuses to miss practice, motivated me to be like them. They would not just show up because they had to or because they were asked, but because they wanted to be the best, and to be the best takes dedication and consistency. They came to spring practice with the team, even when they could have stayed home to prioritize their academic careers over their athletic careers. They would make it a point to be as happy as can be, which helped lift team spirits, especially when the 0430 (4:30 am) wake ups were brutal.”

Although the Merchant Marine Academy may not be large in numbers due to varying commitments outside of crew, they make up for that with the dedication and hard work of the rowers that are able to fit in the commitment and maintain the Academy’s tradition of attending an event that has been the highlight of their schedule since 1970.

The 84th Annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, most recently presented by Independence Blue Cross, PECO and Coca Cola will be staged on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey on Friday, May 12, 2023, and Saturday, May 13, 2023 .

Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee Unveils new Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Website

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Ed Levin
Publicity Director
Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta
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The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee (DVROC), organizers of the prestigious Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, most recently presented by Independence Blue Cross, Coca-Cola and PECO are pleased to unveil a new, enhanced website.

Known for hosting a championship level event featuring many top schools on the river the event now features a website to match. The website follows the latest trends of simplifying the navigation. With more people visiting the website via a mobile device, than a desktop computer it was important to make the website mobile responsive and easy to navigate via a phone.

The creation of the new website (www.dadvail.org) was a team effort between the Dad Vail Organizing Committee and Creative Web Group

“This unified digital experience of the launch of our website offers visitors an intuitive and interactive journey through resources and information which will help make the 2023 Dad Vail Regatta a great experience for all parties involved,” said Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee Board Member Kevin Backe.

“The new design elements visually tie Dad Vail Regatta’s digital presence together in a more cohesive and bolder way,” said Jon Bernstein, Director of Web Strategy and Planning for Creative Web Group. “The user interface is intuitive, the design is modern, and the website is easy to use across all devices.’

The 84th Annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, most recently presented by Independence Blue Cross, PECO and Coca Cola will be staged on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey on Friday, May 12, 2023, and Saturday, May 13, 2023.

84th Annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta To be staged on Cooper River

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Ed Levin
Publicity Director
Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta
610-246-5902 (Cell phone)
levins51@verizon.net

The 84th Annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, most recently presented by Independence Blue Cross, PECO and Coca Cola will be staged on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey on Friday, May 12, 2023, and Saturday, May 13, 2023.

“The Board of Directors of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee, which stages the annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, has voted unanimously to move the Regatta from the traditional site of the Schuylkill River National Racecourse to the Cooper River (approximately five miles from the Schuylkill River) for the 2023 event, to ensure successful production of the Regatta,” said Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee President Jim Hanna, citing the principal reasons for staging the Regatta at the Cooper River in 2023 is due to the scheduled dredging project on the Schuylkill River.

“Hosting the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta is a great honor for us and our internationally recognized race course at Cooper River Park,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “We are looking forward to hosting the thousands of world class athletes and the more than 30,000 fans who annually participate in the biggest collegiate regatta in the nation. We can’t wait to roll out the red carpet for the rowers, staff and fans in 2023.”

About Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University is a leader in transdisciplinary, professional education. Jefferson, home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, is a preeminent university delivering high-impact education in 200 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine, science and social science. Jefferson is re-defining the higher education value proposition with an approach that is collaborative and active; increasingly global; integrated with industry; focused on research across disciplines to foster innovation and discovery; and technology-enhanced. Student-athletes compete as the Jefferson Rams in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Brings back Mobile App for 83rd annual event

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Ed Levin
Publicity Director
Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta
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Philadelphia, PA  – In preparation of the 83rd  annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta,  the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee (DVROC) is pleased to announce the return of its Dad Vail Regatta mobile app.

The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, presented by Independence Blue Cross, Coca-Cola and PECO will be held on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 with races beginning at 7:00 am on Friday morning continuing throughout the day on Saturday concluding around 5:00 pm.

The Dad Vail Regatta App will be available on both IOS and Android devices. For Apple IOS users, the app can be found in the app store under Dad Vail Regatta.  For Andriod users, the app can be found in the Google Play Store by searching Dad Vail Regatta.

The mobile app allows you to access daily schedules, heat sheets, weather updates, race results and regatta information.

For those who do not have access through the mobile app, please log onto www.dadvail.org to access schedules, heat sheets, race results, weather updates and other pertinent regatta information.

 

About Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University is a leader in transdisciplinary, professional education. Jefferson, home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, is a preeminent university delivering high-impact education in 160 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine, science and social science. Jefferson is re-defining the higher education value proposition with an approach that is collaborative and active; increasingly global; integrated with industry; focused on research across disciplines to foster innovation and discovery; and technology-enhanced. Student-athletes compete as the Jefferson Rams in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.