The flywheels will be spinning nonstop this Saturday, November 13, when a group of adaptive rowers take to the Concept2 rowing machines at Sweat for a Vet, a three-hour indoor cycling, Kranking and rowing event to raise funds to buy fitness equipment for disabled veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
The main Sweat for a Vet event will be on-stage from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. eastern at Tysons Sport & Health Club in McLean, VA. Not going to be in the area? We plan to post updates from the event here and on our Facebook page, and you can watch the whole thing live on Itzinn.com.
Manning the Concept2 rowers at Sweat for a Vet will be members of the adaptive rowing program at Washington DC’s Capital Rowing Club, which is working closely with its partners – the U.S. Military Paralympic Program, the Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital – to bring rowing to disabled military veterans and civilians in the DC area.
On hand to support the athletes will be Concept 2 master instructor Terry Smythe.
Capital Adaptive’s mission is to introduce community-based rowing to people, including disabled veterans, with challenges such as spinal cord injuries, amputations, and visual and cognitive impairments.
Sweat for a Vet is the brainchild of Project VisAbility, which works to “help people with physical challenges not only earn a living, but motivate and lead others.”
It’s not too late to support our veterans and their fitness. Contribute now to Sweat for a Vet!