The Washington State University Cougar Crew team will hold its annual Row-A-Thon at the Glenn Terrell Mall, October 17 and 18. 100 percent of this year’s donations will go the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund which helps siblings of a cancer stricken families attend college.

Jaimeson Jones survived his first encounter with cancer and became a member of Cougar Crew as a freshman the fall of 2008. His spirit and endurance inspired his teammates to work hard towards being not only better rowers, but also better people.

After the 2008-2009 season ended, Jaimeson shared with the team that he again had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. He was unable to attend school the following year, but stayed in touch with his teammates and attended as many races as possible. After a long battle with cancer, Jamison passed away October 7, 2010.

Members of the Men’s Novice, Varsity, and Women’s Lightweight team will row on stationary rowing machines, all day October 17 and 18 to raise money for the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. Cash or check donations in any amount will be accepted from 6am-6pm.

For more information follow this link, http://row.wsu.edu/news-events/row-a-thon.aspx or email mensrowing@wsu.edu.