Donations As a 501c3, the World Rowing Championships gratefully requests your financial support. Look at it as an investment. Through your donations, the World Rowing Championships will bring 1,700 athletes, from more than 60 countries to Sarasota-Bradenton. Once in the area, those athletes and 40 thousand spectators will sleep in our hotels, shop in our stores and dine in our restaurants, generating an economic impact of $25 million. Donations can also be made through AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. All donations are tax deductible. With your help, we can “welcome the world” to Sarasota-Bradenton. Amazon Smile To support the 2017 World Rowing Championships via AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will need to select 2017 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.