Cocktails are enjoyed as the guests arrive
Each Soldier (now also an Able-Bodied Seaman) gave his personal perspective of this incredible challenge, what it meant to them, and how it changed them forever. Bryant went first, but something got into Alex and he wanted that mic right then!
An Evening at Sea - Fight Oar Die Dinner Gala
I would like to cordially invite you to “An Evening at Sea”, the Fight Oar Die annual dinner gala held at the University of Denver. Come enjoy a wonderful night of fun and help welcome the new FOD all Veteran ocean rowing team as they begin their preparations to race in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 2019. Meet members of the Sturm Specialty of Military Psychology, and our newest strategic partner, The Marcus Institute for Brain Health as we discuss the reasons for this nonprofit and what we’re doing to positively effect the lives of our Veteran Community.
Go to the link, sign up, and see you there!
President/2018 Crew Member
Fight Oar Die
A US Veteran Ocean Rowing Team
A bit later in the program, Bryant brought to the stage two new members of the forming 2019 Team for introduction and congratulations on their selection:
Luke Holton, Crew Member, USA, Juneau, AK (far left); and
Carl Christensen, Skipper, USN Submariner and USNA grad, Powell, WY (next to Luke).
Also selected (not present): John Fannin, Crew Member, USMC, San Antonio, TX, and
FOD is currently in an interview process for selection of the 4th Crew Member--TBD.
IT WAS AN AWESOME EVENING OF NETWORKING, FUN, CELEBRATION, AND A FUNDRAISING AUCTION THAT WILL TAKE "FIGHT OAR DIE" INTO 2020
After the sumptuous repast, there they are....and 2018 FOD Team Captain, Bryant Knight takes the mic to welcome all, and begin the evening's program.
Left to right: Beau Maier, Bryant Knight, Alex Evans, Chris Kuntz
“Voice for the Army – Support for the Soldier”
Association of the U.S. Army - Pikes Peak Chapter
Alex waxed eloquently for a good long time, until Chris asked for the mic, but was poo-poo'ed for a few more minutes as Beau looks on, wondering when he might be able to talk (and no worries, Beau finally got his chance, and they were all equally inspirational)!