2022 Dad Vail Program

• • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ONE PARKWAY BUILDING • 1 51 5 ARCH STREET, 1 0TH FLOOR • PHILADELPHIA, PA 1 91 02 www.phila.gov/parksandrecreation Kathryn Ott Lovell Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner May 2022 Dear Friends of the Dad Vail Regatta: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is proud to welcome you to the 2022 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, presented by Independence Blue Cross, Coca-Cola, and PECO. The Dad Vail Regetta is a gem in the crown of our City’s sporting traditions, and marks the unofficial start of the summer season here in Philadelphia. As the largest intercollegiate rowing competition in North America, the Dad Vail Regatta is an incredible opportunity for our City to host so many universities and colleges and athletes and fans. The Schuylkill River and the rowing clubs that make up Boathouse Row are integral to the history of the City of Philadelphia. We are thrilled to welcome the fans, new and returning, to enjoy this legendary boat race along the banks of our City’s most storied waterway. As stewards of the Schuylkill and the 2,000 acres of parkland that surround it, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is dedicated to protecting the river while providing memorable riverfront experiences to residents and visitors. We are grateful to the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee for its vision and leadership in hosting a world class regatta on the Schuylkill each year, and to the event sponsors who demonstrate a continued commitment to high quality events that celebrate the best of Philadelphia’s public spaces. We welcome and applaud the athletes, coaches, and spectators whose energy and dedication will make the 2022 Dad Vail Regatta memorable for all who attend. Finally, thank you to the countless volunteers who clean and maintain the condition of the park after such a popular and well attended event. Enjoy the regatta, and we hope you have the opportunity to explore Philadelphia’s legendary park system during your visit. Sincerely,

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