(ST. MICHAELS, MD – October 15, 2016) Eight years ago, Friends Board member and Alaskan native Sparrow Rogers moved from Washington, D.C., to the Eastern Shore to reconnect with a more rural setting. Today, Sparrow owns a small business in St. Michaels called Run Aware, which organizes local and regional running events.
Sparrow is co-founder of the St. Michaels Running Festival and Across the Bay 10k. The 10k run across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is the sixth largest running event in the United States, attracting more than 25,000 runners. The event that has raised more than $700,000 for numerous charities.
Sparrow first became connected to CBMM in 2012, through the St. Michaels Running Festival; CBMM was one of the first organizations to support the annual Festival. She later joined the Friends Board in 2015.
CBMM’s Friends Board is comprised of individuals who have their local and regional communities at heart, and helps guide CBMM in its endeavors to strengthen partnerships and develop new ones.
Sparrow supports the work of the Friends Board because she believes that CBMM preserves the authentic experience of watermen and Eastern Shore residents without a political agenda. She looks forward to spending her time on the Friends Board thinking about how to strengthen CBMM’s impact on the community.
Sparrow’s favorite memories at CBMM are from the annual Charity Boat Auction, held each Labor Day Weekend. She is always tempted—much to the chagrin of her husband—to come home with a new boat!
We thank Sparrow for her time and dedication to CBMM!