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Expensive Roosevelt Rowing Regatta could just be worth it

The inaugural Roosevelt Rowing Regatta takes place Saturday at the University of Tampa's Plant Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it's been a while since a new event has held so much promise.

It sounds like a blast with intercollegiate rowing races, live music and food, but prices range from $25 to $100 for adults, and they increase after Tuesday. Even with a portion of the proceeds going to the Stewards Foundation, which teaches rowing to youth, that seems a little steep.

Hopefully, however, the event can capitalize on Tampa's long-time tradition as a winter rowing home for teams. Go to roosevelt …

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Some Hillsborough County parents may be upset that students must return to class today, but not me. I'm going to drop off my daughter, kick around for a couple of hours, get lost in a sports bar and watch football. Honey, please pick up the kids.

That's all I'm saying.

Expensive Roosevelt Rowing Regatta could just be worth it 01/01/12 [Last modified: Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:41pm]
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