The Dad Vail is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, with over 100 colleges and universities from the U.S. and Canada participating. Action News Sports Anchor Keith Russell will lead the coverage, along with commentators Jason Read, a former Temple rower and Olympic gold medal winner, and Liz Santaniello a former collegiate rower.
6abc's live broadcast will also include the return of the storied Gold Cup. Referred to as the Philadelphia Challenge Cup, it was commissioned by the Schuylkill Navy in 1920 to honor the undisputed world champion in the sport of single scull rowing. John B. Kelly, Sr. was the Cup's first recipient. But in the mid-1960s, the trophy disappeared, and was not rediscovered until 1996. 2011 marks the return of the long awaited Philadelphia Challenge Cup event, presented by Aberdeen Asset Management, as eight international champions (four men and four women) compete for their place in history.
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