The San Miguel Rowing Program received the Local Latino Achievement Award and a check for $25,000 from the New York Giants at Sunday’s Giants-Baltimore Ravens football game at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Ann Mara Cacase represented the Mara family and the Giants in making the presentation to the San Miguel Rowing Program, which was represented by 20 rowers and coaches.
The rowing program, dating back to 2010, competed for the first time in 2022 in regional and national meets. The boys U15 quad four boat won the USRowing Northeast Youth Championships in Lowell, Mass., and placed 11th at the USRowing National Youth Championships in Sarasota, Fla.
“The New York Giants organization has always stood for integrity and hard work,” said Father Mark Connell, executive director of the school and rowing coach. “San Miguel Academy rowers are especially proud that the Giants have singled them out for Latino Achievement. Our rowers work hard 6 days a week, both in the classroom and in the boat. We are all grateful that our student-athletes have been recognized by the New York Giants and the NFL.”
San Miguel Academy of Newburgh was founded in 2006 for inner-city middle-school students.
PHOTO: San Miguel rowers and coaches have a photo taken with Ann Mara Cacase and former Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SAN MIGUEL ACADEMY