CLEMSON — The Clemson University rowing team will collaborate with teams of amateur rowers in the second annual Team Up for Clemson Regatta from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Clemson’s Women’s Rowing Facility on Hartwell Lake. The event raises money to benefit six local nonprofit organizations.

“The Team Up for Clemson Regatta event reflects the true spirit of Clemson University and the city of Clemson. Working together we are positively impacting our community as we raise awareness and funds for our local non-profits,” said Steve Robbins, associate vice president for student affairs and chairman of the Joint City-University Advisory Board, which is hosting the event.

The women’s rowing team has been teaching amateur teams from local churches, nonprofits, businesses and university departments and organizations how to row so they can face off in a series of races. Each boat will have six amateurs and three athletes from the rowing team.

The fundraiser will benefit the Clemson rowing team as well as the Clemson Area African American Museum, the ARTS Center, Clemson Child Development Center, Clemson Community Care, the Clemson Free Clinic and the Littlejohn Community Center.

The presenting sponsor is Barnes and Noble at Clemson University, while the Gold and Silver Level Sponsors include Clemson Area Transit, Loose Change and Palmetto’s Smokehouse & Oyster Bar.

Spectators are encouraged to support the event by cheering on their favorite teams. The entry fee will be either a $1 donation or one canned food item to benefit Clemson Community Care.

Concessions will be sold during the event, including barbeque lunch plates provided by the Clemson Masonic Lodge.

– Samantha Warren