giving back roccs

ROCCS is proud to support the Inverness community through initiatives that build strength, courage, and compassion in young people and adults. We hope you’ll join us in our mission. 

protecting our wetlands

ROCCS athletes spend literal hours on our local lakes during every practice, so as you can imagine, we’re pretty attached to them! We do our part to keep the lakes clean and healthy through volunteer lake clean-up events hosted throughout the year. Family and friends are welcome to join in!

lending a hand

Our philanthropic efforts aren’t just restricted to rowing-related activities. We also participate in food drives, fundraisers, and miscellaneous programs designed to benefit Citrus County residents and beyond.    

Pictured left are ROCCS volunteers filling boxes for Relief Share, a nonprofit started by ROCCS founding member Dan Carella, which donates surplus medical supplies to developing countries.  

why support roccs?

support youth fitness

Like most U.S. states, Florida is facing an ongoing health crisis (un-fun fact: out of all 50 states, Florida ranks #9 for childhood obesity). With your help, we can tackle problem locally, by helping Citrus County kids stay healthy, fit and engaged.

boost your credentials

In these divided times, it can be tough to find an issue that we all agree on. Keeping kids healthy and active, however, is a cause that everyone can get behind—and one that looks great on CVs, LinkedIn profiles, and college applications.

help level the playing field

We believe that the fitness benefits and scholarship opportunities which rowing offers should be available to everyone. By supporting ROCCS, you help us bring accessible, affordable rowing to the Inverness community.


If you want to support ROCCS in a non-financial way, consider donating your time as a volunteer. Prepping for events and shepherding groups of young rowers are both tasks which can always use an extra set of hands! To inquire about volunteer opportunities, just reach out to us here.     

financial aid

Part of our mission is to bring rowing to as many interested people as possible. If you or someone you know wants to row, but is not able to due to financial reasons, please contact our Board of Directors at to learn about our financial aid options.

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