This weekend I'm going to be shooting photos at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.. According to, and the all-knowing Wikipedia, "The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, with over 100 colleges and Universities from the U.S. and Canada. Thousands of student athletes gather to compete during the weekend of the second Saturday of May"  Sounds fun! You should consider checking it out, this weekend, starting May 8th.

  But first things first: To kick off this week Aberdeen decided to bring a few notable people together for a fun row-off along the Schuylkill River!

Philadelphia 76ers Ambassador of Basketball World B. Free, former Philadelphia Flyer Brian Propp and former Philadelphia Eagle Fred Barnett, and the new 76er's mascot, Franklin, competed in a row-off using two ergometers (land-based rowing machines).  Before jumping on the ergometers a few Drexel students taught them helpful stretches, and demonstrated proper form.

After a couple of competitive rounds Franklin, the 76er's mascot, won! Whoever you are, in that costume, I'm super impressed. Even with all of that on, you managed to win!

That was just the start!

Are you ready for the regatta this weekend? I am! Hopefully I'll see some of you out there!