5NewsOnline.com | By Parker Abels | Mar 9, 2024

On Saturday, Heroes on the Water held its 2nd Annual Jonathan “Half Step” Christopherson honoring Jonathan who passed away in 2020.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Saturday morning at Lake Fayetteville the Northwest Arkansas chapter of nonprofit Heroes on the Water held its 2nd Annual Jonathan “Half Step” Christopherson Memorial Kayak Event.

Heroes on the Water is a nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans, first responders, and their families relax by getting involved in the outdoors through things like fishing and kayaking.

The memorial kayak event honors Jonathan Christopherson, a Vietnam War veteran who passed away in March of 2020.

“I thought it would be a good way to memorialize Jonathan by kicking off the season in his name,” said Bryan Clark, the event coordinator.

This event meant a lot to Jonathan because he was able to do his favorite thing, get out on the water, Clark explained.

“He was wheelchair bound himself. His first event was out here at Lake Fayetteville, and three or four of us got him out of that electric wheelchair and put him in a kayak in the smile that he had when he came back,” Clark said.

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