Last June, the Town of Vienna and the MadCrew family lost a great citizen, an active volunteer, a dear friend. Al Fox, age 59, died after a brave battle against pancreatic cancer. He and his wife Eileen were active, involved crew parents throughout the four years that their son Jack rowed with the team, highlighted by Al’s service as President during the 2013-2014 school year. Al is also survived by his other children Albert (Blake), Ryan, and Katie who are also proud Madison Warhawks.
On behalf of his family, the James Madison Crew team plans to dedicate a boat in his honor. Any and all financial support for this endeavor would be greatly appreciated.
If you knew Al and would like to honor his memory, please consider a tax-deductible donation to the James Madison Crew Booster Organization (JMCBO) by mailing your donation to P.O. Box 1657 Vienna, VA 22183 or using the Donate button below to pay with your credit card or PayPal account.
By year end, all donations will be acknowledged on our website (unless given anonymously). We also intend to invite all donors to a celebratory boat naming ceremony this coming spring. MadCrew and the Fox family thank you in advance for your support.
Madison Crew, known affectionately as MadCrew, is a club sport affiliated with James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia. The co-ed team is comprised of more than 75 athletes who train out of Sandy Run Regional Park located along the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax Station, Virginia, and compete at local, regional, and national events.
No prior rowing experience is necessary to join the team and there are no try-outs. Rowers receive instruction from a team of renowned coaches who work hard to keep the Madison Crew program strong and help each rower to realize his or her potential. The coaches strive to ensure that all rowers compete at all local regattas.
Since the team was founded in 2002, we have won numerous state championships and national medals. Our successful program has launched alumni into rowing and coxing with national and college teams. In recent years, MadCrew graduates have rowed for Stanford, Duke, Georgetown, Syracuse, UVA, GMU, UCLA, West Point, and the Coast Guard Academy, to name just a few.
The crew program is managed and run by the Board of Directors of the James Madison Crew Boosters Organization (JMCBO), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. As a club sport, MadCrew does not receive financial support from the school system. JMCBO funds scholastic rowing through dues and fundraising activities. Rowers and parents are expected to honor financial, volunteer, and conduct agreements.