Courage on the Water
Jan. 30, 2015 • 7p
Devon Boathouse • Boathouse District
Rob Jones is a remarkable individual. While deployed in Afghanistan in 2010 as a combat engineer in the Marine Corps, he lost both legs to an IED (improvised explosive device). After recovery and rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., he was fitted with bilateral prostheses and relearned to walk, run and ride an upright bicycle. He was introduced to the sport of rowing and, along with Oksana Masters, won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Paralympics. In 2013, he completed a coast-to-coast bicycle journey across America as a fund raiser for wounded warriors.
We are privileged to have Jones share with us his inspiring story of valor and determination in hope of encouraging Oklahomans with disabilities to embrace the sport of rowing.
Please join us for Courage on the Water, a special evening sponsored by INTEGRIS and the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation. The event will also include presentations by Audrey Farnum, a lawyer who will share her experience rowing while visually impaired; and Wintech, the primary manufacturer of adaptive rowing equipment.
The event is free and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations are required. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at
405-951-2277 to RSVP.
Other sponsors include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Rowing, University of Central Oklahoma, Wintech and Sabolich.
Follow Rob Jones on his journey at robjonesjourney.com.