When  Jacksonville University and Brooks Rehabilitation decided to found an adaptive sports rowing and recreation program in Jacksonville, Florida, the goal was to teach people how to row and take advantage of the St. John’s River.

It became so much more.

Jim Mitchell, director of rowing/head women’s rowing coach at Jacksonville University, and Scott Brown, a world champion Paralympic rower and program specialist with Brook Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports Rowing Team, have watched people leave their wheelchairs and disabilities behind.

They’ve seen participants row toward new adventures without limits.

“I go home inspired,” said Mitchell. “Building stronger hearts physically and emotionally is Why.”

Adventure is Why.

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