My Gold Medal Journey and How Adaptive Sailing Can Change People’s Lives
|643 Main Street|
|Mar 14, 2013|
|7:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
Second Thursday Evening at the Apprenticeshop: An evening with Maureen McKinnon Thursday, March 14, 7:00 pm
Twenty years ago, Maureen McKinnon suffered a tragic fall, just blocks away from where The Apprenticeshop is now located in Rockland, and became paralyzed from the waist down. Eighteen years later, she won the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Her sport? Sailing!
The 46-year-old mother of two has turned this tragedy into a triumph for herself and thousands of others through her Paralympic achievements and her work with adaptive sailing programs. Her dedication to this endeavor has helped bring the joy and freedom of sailing to people with disabilities around the world, including Rockland Community Sailing’s fledgling Adaptive Sailing program.
McKinnon’s story has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Bob Costa’s Paralympic highlights, Hallmark Channel specials, and the Who Says I Can’t show on adaptive sports athletes. Her numerous awards include US Sailing Athlete of the Year, Women’s Leadership in Sailing, and nominations for both Yachtswoman of the Year and the ESPY award. This month, she shares her inspirational story with us at The Apprenticeshop. We hope you’ll join us.
The Apprenticeshop is located at 643 Main Street, Rockland, Maine. After the program, join us for a tour of the Shop and our current boatbuilding projects. $5 Admission
Second Thursdays at The Apprenticeshop is sponsored by Eastern Tire