Brad Snyder, a Navy lieutenant and veteran blinded while serving in Afghanistan, won gold in this year’s 2012 Paralympic games. Snyder is one of many servicemen using sports to aid their recovery after being horrifically injured on the front lines war.
As a Navy veteran, I wonder if Snyder knows that servicemen have been using rowing to aid in their recovery since World War II? In fact, this is where rowing for the disabled all started. Veterans of World War II were essential players in the sport of adaptive rowing in the United States. Taking place in Philadelphia, veterans who were blinded from the war competed in an Army vs. Navy race.
Texas Rowing For All‘s mission is to enrich and transform of the lives of people with disabilities through the sport of rowing and paddling. We celebrate our history by continuing to offer opportunities for those who are physically challenged in Texas.