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Revisiting Rowing for a Cause – report by Diana Lesieur

Here’s an update on Oar Board® Ambassador Michael Rawlings who was written up in one of our earlier blog posts.

Michael is a Marine Veteran who lives in Minnesota. He established a personal challenge he called ‘Rowing for Veterans’.

Victories for Veterans is an online event held all across America to raise funds. Incorporating and ‘Rowing for Veterans’ was his personal contribution.

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His goal to raise money to help his fellow veterans has been a huge inspiration to us and to many others!

We are proud to have such a dedicated and selfless Ambassador and thrilled by his achievements and his ongoing work assisting Veterans who are in need.

Michael’s love affair with the Oar Board® began in 2017. An avid swimmer and rower since college, he saw right away that rowing the Oar Board® has very low impact on the body and would provide a great full body work out. Michael combined his search for ways to help veterans, with his appreciation for the Oar Board®’s adaptability, and entered ‘Victories for Veterans’ in May 2018.

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Michael rowed his Oar Board® 10 miles a day during the challenge itself with his personal fundraising for the event raising over $3,000 USD. An awesome achievement!

For more details see this link:
https://bit.ly/2F6dmsn

His participation in the Victories for Veterans was recently featured on the DAV website:

https://www.ihelpveterans.org

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For the full article, please visit this page:

Rowing toward a better life for veterans
https://www.ihelpveterans.org/blogs/rowing-toward-a-better-life-for-veterans

We’re proud to say that Michael Rawlings is not only a respected Oar Board Ambassador, he has also become a great friend.

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Thank you for your service Michael!

About the Author:

Oar Board Sales Manager: Diana loves rowing, hiking and traveling to exotic places. She is a top notch all water rowing instructor and winner of the long distance rowing events in the R2AK 2015 and 2016. Diana is the go-to person regarding the Oar Board®. “I love rowing and there’s nothing better than promoting what you’re passionate about!”

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