Para Rowing Foundation announces recipients of PRF Travel Grants to Wo Para Coach Training in Tunisia Organized by World Rowing

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Congratulations to the recipients of PRF Travel Grants to Para Coach Training in Tunisia organized by World Rowing. 

 

PRF is excited to add to the support given by World Rowing with funds for air travel for Abdalaziz Shareif Esmail and Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Elhag of Sudan, and Oluwatoyin Mary Alayode of Nigeria. Addressing barriers, such as cost to participate, frees athletes and their coaches to concentrate on their training.

 

Messages like this are why we do what we do. "You will not imagine how happy Aziz [is], and the coach, too. Thanks so much."  -Coach Mutwahkil

 

PRF is an international nonprofit established to support athletes with impairments in rowing. Opportunity and accessibility are global issues so PRF supports para rowers affiliated with any club or nation. 

 

 

March 18, 2022

 

Marilyn Koblan

Para Rowing Foundation

Executive Director

71 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA 02446

marilynkoblan@pararowingfoundation.org

Mobile: 215-370-1041

“British man with disability delivering second annual ‘World’s Biggest…’ charity event”

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January 30,2022

 

“British man with disability delivering second annual ‘World’s Biggest…’ charity event”

Themes:
Diversity and Inclusion
Global charity event
Connected-Community
Technology (Zoom, livestreaming)
Sport (Indoor Rowing)

I thought you might like to know that for the second year running Steven Dowd (UK) will be delivering EnduRow Challenge; the World’s biggest, live streamed, fully-inclusive, indoor rowing charity event.

Everyone. Everywhere. Pulling together.
4 hours of indoor rowing accompanied by a Pro-hosted livestream for the duration.


People can row-n-raise for the whole time solo, share the time with friends as a crew (even a remote crew), row at home or in a venue.

This year all funds raised will go to Para Rowing Foundation; an international not-for-profit based in Massachusetts who are powering people with impairments around the World to become the best athlete they can be through rowing. PRF are action-oriented advocates who work on accessibility and opportunity for people with disabilities through trainings, equipment and outright grants.

EnduRow’s many supporters around the World include national governing bodies such as US Rowing and high profile athletes, Olympians and Paralympians who are taking part.

Last year, despite lockdown when other events were being canceled around the World, we had 1000 participants across 11 countries raise £27,000 for Wings for Life Spinal cord injury Research. An important charity to me because I broke my neck and was totally paralysed in 2016 and they run experimental clinical trials, one of which helped me stage an against the odds recovery.

Happy to discuss if of interest…

 

STEVEN DOWD

 

Watch the livestream: February 5th ( 7-11 AM, US Eastern Time) at www.endurowchallenge.com

Register to Row:

https://www.endurowchallenge.com/

PRF Grant Recipient Asiya Mohammed featured in CNN article 

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Click on the picture to be directed to the CNN article to hear more about Asiya and her journey to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics 

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Para Rowing Foundation Announces Recipient of 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Para Rowing Foundation is pleased to announce that the recipient of its 2021 Paralympic Rowing Grant is Asiya Mohamed Sururu of Kenya. Asiya is a PR1 athlete who will be competing in Tokyo this August.  

 

Para Rowing Foundation continues its efforts to support para rowers from around the globe who need resources in order to compete. This is the 6th grant awarded by PRF to support para rowers as they worked toward the Paralympics. 

 

August 17, 2021 

Marilyn Koblan

Para Rowing Foundation

Executive Director

71 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA 02446

marilynkoblan@pararowingfoundation.org

Mobile: 215-370-1041

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Para Rowing Foundation Announces International Recipients of Paralympic Qualifiers Grant

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Para Rowing Foundation is thrilled to support para rowers from Kenya, Argentina and Nigeria as they
compete to claim a spot in the Tokyo Paralympics. 


PRF’s Paralympic Qualifiers Travel/Training Grant assists para rowers with expenses leading up to the
Paralympic Games, freeing them to concentrate on their training.


The recipients of this year’s grant are Peter Odhiambo and Caleb Moseti Kenyansa of Kenya, Kingsley
Ijomah of Nigeria, and Brenda Sardón of Argentina. Peter, Kingsley and Brenda are PR1 so race the
2K course with arms and shoulder only. Caleb is PR2 so races with trunk and arms only. Racing will
take place in Gavirate, Italy from June 4-6.


PRF is an international nonprofit established to broaden the global pathway for individuals with
impairments by supporting them in para rowing as they fully explore their athletic potential. Opportunity
and accessibility are global issues so PRF supports para rowers affiliated with any club or nation. 
 

June 1, 2021 

 

Marilyn Koblan

Para Rowing Foundation

Executive Director

71 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA 02446

marilynkoblan@pararowingfoundation.org

Mobile: 215-370-1041

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Para Rowing Foundation announces recipient of its US Paralympic Trials II Grant

 

Para Rowing Foundation is thrilled to support Jennifer Fitz-Roy on her quest for a Paralympic bid in the Para Mixed Double. Jen is a PR2, trunk and arms only rower, heading to the US Olympic/ Paralympic Trials II this April. She and her doubles partner will challenge the veteran US Para Mixed Doubles boat to see which boat will claim the spot to compete in Tokyo. 

 

PRF is an international not-for-profit established to broaden the global pathway for individuals with impairments by supporting them in para rowing so they can fully explore their athletic potential. Opportunity and accessibility are global issues so PRF supports para rowers affiliated with any club or nation. 

 

This is an example of the support that PRF delivers to athletes like Jen. “The grant from PRF relieves a major financial burden. I continue to be incredibly thankful for the Para Rowing Foundation’s support and encouragement as I work towards my goals.” 

 

April 7, 2021

 

Marilyn Koblan

Para Rowing Foundation

Executive Director

71 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA 02446

marilynkoblan@pararowingfoundation.org

Mobile: 215-370-1041