Keep turning your passions into ways to move more — like U.S. Marine Corps veteran and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) member, Michael Rawlings.

After serving his country, Michael turned his passion for Oarboarding into a way to continue his physical therapy and make a difference in the lives of his fellow veterans. Oarboarding is designed for low impact, individual rowing — or as Michael describes it, “like going for a long walk.”

All over the world, Oar Board® owners are enjoying the outdoors and getting a great work out, and, some rowers are using their boards to make a difference. Michael is an Oar Board® Ambassador from Crosby, Minnesota who is currently using his Oar Board® to raise 10,000 dollars (USD) with Victories for Veterans.

Victories for Veterans is in accordance with Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Military Appreciation month which runs throughout May in the USA. It is a sponsored challenge that allows participants to set and achieve a physical goal, be it running, walking, riding, rolling and thanks to Michael of course, Oarboarding. In order to raise funds for DAV, Michael has challenged himself to row 100 miles on his Oar Board® and has set himself a fundraising target of $10,000.


If you’d like to support Michael’s fundraising efforts, click here to visit his Victories for Veterans Challenge fundraising page and find out how.