Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney To Announce The Inaugural Mayor’s Cup and the John F. Timoney Memorial Race At The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

(Philadelphia, PA: October 14, 2016) The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta (HOSR) celebrates its 46th year on October 29 & 30. Philadelphia’s largest and most inclusive regatta will welcome more than 8,000 competitors from around the world to the iconic Schuylkill River for two days of competitive racing.

This year, in honor of Mayor Jim Kenney, the HOSR is introducing a Mayors Cup to be awarded to the first place winners of the mens and womens high school varsity eights.

Also this year the HOSR will dedicate a race in memory of former Police Commissioner, John F. Timoney, an avid rower and someone who made a difference in the city.  Winners of the mens masters doubles, ages 50 – 59, will be awarded the cup in his name, sponsored by the commissioner’s friends and teammates.

The announcement will be made at a press conference on October 19, 2016, at 9:00am at The University Barge Club, #7 Boathouse Row.

According to Ellen Carver, President of the HOSR, “These special awards will bring attention to the sport of rowing that has proven positive effects on the kids who participate as well as the masters who continue to row long after their high school and college days. Rowing is a grueling sport that demands discipline and training. Lessons learned in rowing translate to real life skills. We believe Mayor Kenney recognizes and appreciates the rowing community and its impact on the young people of Philadelphia and its suburbs. Mayor Kenney also recognizes the larger rowing community and the value it brings to the city. We are proud to honor both the Mayor and the late commissioner in 2016 and for years to come.”

Catch the Racing and Award Ceremonies

The John F. Timoney Memorial Race – Event 14C – Mens Masters Doubles (50-59) – Saturday, October 29, 3:00pm  (Award Ceremony: Saturday, 5:00pm at UBC)

The Mayor’s Cup – Events 27 A & C – Mens and Womens High School Varsity Eights – Sunday, October 30, 12:30 & 1:45pm  (Award Ceremony: Sunday, 3:30pm at the Festival Tent)