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To put into words the camaraderie, generosity, fun loving, and just an incredible group of people is impossible. So many thanks have to go out to Aris at Mariner Sails for organizing, planning, underwriting and implementing a perfect day at Lake Lavon!

Heroes On The Water – DFW Chapter – Spring Kayak Fishing GTG

DFW GTG 5-10-14What a day of events with over 100 in attendance – it was a very busy day for such a good cause. Mariner Sails had the ability to demo almost every brand of kayak in the marketplace today, fun games for the adults and the kids, great informational seminars (Water Safety by the Army Corps Engineers, How to pack your Kayak for camping by Mountain Sports, How to rig and shoot video for your next kayak fishing adventure by Robert Fields, and learn to Sail in less than 2 minutes on a Hobie Adventure or Tandem Island by Steve Oxenford), a great lunch cooked by Jim and Sally Dolan, live music and an incredible fundraising event for the DFW Chapter of Heroes On The Water with a record amount of money raised of $2,100+. 

BY RICO ROMAN, former Heroes on the Water participant at the Center for Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center, 2009

When trying to convince other wounded veterans to give sled hockey a try, I often get a similar response: But I don’t know anything about hockey.

Well, neither did I.

Yet here I am, five years later, in Sochi, ready to help Team USA defend our Paralympic gold medal.

Sports have always been a part of my life. Growing up in Oregon, I played football and wrestled. Soon after my left leg was amputated, I was playing wheelchair basketball and hand cycling. But hockey? I knew nothing about the sport.


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