Family and Friends,
Since the loss of our daughter Linmarie to cancer on May 12, 2014, a small group of dedicated friends and family have been working on keeping Linmarie’s legacy alive. The fruit of this labor of love culminated in the establishment of The Linmarie Concepcion Memorial Charity.
Linmarie was the epitome of a student-athlete. She rowed for George Mason University from 2003-2007 in both the varsity 8 and second varsity 8. She was part of the second varsity eight that won First Place at the Kerr Cup, capturing the George Mason Rowing Team’s first CAA Championship. That same year, the 2nd Varsity 8 also claimed first at the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Championships. During her collegiate career, Linmarie also competed at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta. After her graduation from George Mason University, she served as a coach for the Woodbridge Senior High School Women Crew Team.
On April 18, 2014, while at home under hospice care, the Mason Rowing Team surprised Linmarie by walking up our driveway carrying an eight boat with her name proudly and boldly placed on the bow of the boat. During the boat dedication Linmarie stated, “Having your name put on a boat is more than just an honor. It’s a timeless responsibility, one that I am proud to accept. So in accepting this tremendous honor, I would like my legacy to be synonymous with my name, as a student-athlete who always strived to lead by example to help push others forward. And though my thanks can only be quantified by this short remark, please know how humbled and honored I am to have not only been a Mason rower, but to have my legacy live on with Mason Athletics.” This legacy will live on in the George Mason University Linmarie Concepcion Memorial Endowed Scholarship.