7 June 2023

Colgan Foundation to sponsor Leander Club

The Leander Committee is delighted to announce a new sponsorship deal with Colgan Foundation, starting immediately and continuing for the next five years. This partnership is targeted directly at the Leander rowing programme, supporting the development of our young rowers in their search for personal improvement and for international success.

Colgan Foundation is a nonprofit foundation founded in 1995 by noted former American rower and international coach Sean P. Colgan to support efforts in conservation, education, athletics, and mentorship around the world. Colgan Foundation endorses the sport of rowing in particular because it teaches fundamental talents of success in life.

“The goal of Colgan Foundation is to assist young people to reach their full potential,” said Sean Colgan, a member of Leander Club since 2005. “Excellence in an endeavor like rowing can easily translate into excellence in other areas of life like business, medicine, etc. Winners are always winners.”

Leander Club President, Mike Sweeney, has welcomed the creation of this partnership, saying, “The objectives of Leander Club and of Colgan Foundation are a perfect match. Both organisations seek to promote individual development and to encourage the search for excellence. I am very much looking forward to working with Colgan Foundation during the next five years.”

John Collins, Leander Club Captain, said: “This support from Colgan Foundation to Leander will be felt throughout the Club. Their generosity is giving the athletes a brilliant opportunity to perform both on and off the water. We are all grateful to Sean and his wife, Dr. Bibi Colgan, for bringing their values and support to the club.” 

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