Row for WASA event to be held in November

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Row for WASA event to be held in NovemberWESTBOROUGH – Prototype Training Systems will hold Row for WASA, the company’s fourth-annual row-a-thon event, on Nov. 4.

The event will start at 10 a.m. in front of Prototype Training Systems in Westborough (50 E. Main St.).

All proceeds from the event benefit the Westborough Athletic and Social Association (WASA). The event aims to raise $20,000 for the charity; the event has raised $83,000 for other local charities in the last three years.

Teams — including squads from the police department, fire department, and athletic teams from around town — will race to row 23,000 meters or roughly 14 miles. The winning team will be featured on billboards along Route 9.

“We want to make it competitive. We want to raise money,” said Mike Collette, the founder and owner of Prototype Training Systems. “It’s give as you go. Our gym community has helped raise $100,000-plus for organizations that we want to support. It’s something that’s really important to us.”

The event will have something for the whole family. There will be bounce houses, coloring stations, food trucks and more.

Local businesses — PR Running, Swanski’s Bakeshop, Cold Harbor Brewing, Sapporo Korean Barbeque (Kenzo’s), Chick-Fil-A and others — will also be featured at the event.

“Part of the reason we do this is to bring other small businesses into the fold,” said Collette. “We like to support them. As we all know, small businesses are the lifeblood of the local community.”

To donate or learn more about the event, visit https://rowforwasa.securesweet.com/.

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