Brophy Coach Ciani By: Jennifer Blatt

It has been brought to Rio’s attention that a member of our local rowing community is facing a serious health concern, and some of you have asked how to help.


Brophy Coach John Ciani was recently diagnosed with an illness which may leave him unable to continue coaching and working his own landscaping business, while he is in treatment. John Ciani was instrumental in the formation of Xavier Prep Crew, coaching the team for nine years, and has most recently been coaching Brophy Crew.


Stephanie Altdoerffer, of Xavier Prep Crew, and Brophy Crew and friends, have organized a fundraising effort on his behalf to help defray some of his expenses over the next six months while he undergoes treatment.


Per Stephanie, if you would like to help, you can donate a couple of ways:

Go to any go to any Chase bank branch and ask to make a donation to John Ciani's account, set up for this purpose.


If you would like your donation to be tax deductible, you can write a check to Xavier Prep Crew, specifying it is for John, and mail the check to: 

Xavier Prep Crew

668 N. 44th

Ste. Suite 300

Phoenix, AZ 85008 

Xavier will issue you a tax receipt, and give100% of that donation to John.


Please call Stephanie if you have any questions and/or you would like to help. 

Stephanie Altdoerffer

Xavier Prep Crew President



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