RISCPoint Sponsors Team Row4Hope
April 19, 2021 • Anna Hochberger
The Cleveland-based consulting firm RISCPoint Advisory Group, Limited is proud to announce its official OAR sponsorship of the St. Augustine-based ocean rowing crew, Team Row4Hope. Team Row4Hope is embarking on a journey to compete in the 2021 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, an endeavor in which they will push themselves to their limits while raising money and awareness for a great cause, the Make-A-Wish® foundation of Central and Northern Florida.
Dubbed by many to be “the world’s toughest row,” the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is an ocean rowing race consisting of a 3,000 Mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean beginning in La Gomera and ending in Antigua. This adventure race inspires dreamers across the world, and one of its primary goals is to provide a platform for its crews to raise awareness and funds for worthwhile causes.
“Sponsoring Team Row4Hope in their mission was an easy decision. Beyond the fact that Mat and Ben are incredible men of impeccable character, the mission they are on will change so many lives for the better. I am inspired not only by their goal to raise awareness for the city of St. Augustine and the Make-a-Wish Foundation, but also the fact that they are paving the way for future generations of rowers through their foundation. Go Team Go!”
- Jacob Nix, RISCPoint CEO
RISCPoint was founded with the mission of seamlessly integrating cybersecurity and risk solutions with business goals. Nix, the founder had worked for years within global consulting firms and was often frustrated by the limitations of the process. He refused to accept having to use canned methodologies that did not fit the clients’ specific needs, placing profitability and risk mitigation before the client’s success. This is why RISCPoint only utilizes high-performing and experienced professionals who can bring the right expertise to clients and together build sustainable, tailored best practices.
As RISCPoint continues to grow and find opportunities to partner with and support other organizations, it was an easy decision to sponsor Team Row4Hope. Mat and Ben’s initiative, discipline and charitable spirit will not only enable them to face this grueling challenge and succeed, but they will also be able to change many lives for the better for years to come. RISCPoint looks forward to continuing to support them in the Talisker Whiskey Challenge and their future endeavors.
We are proud to be a small part of this incredible mission and have the RISCPoint logo proudly displayed on one of Team Row4Hope’s Oars as they row across the ocean.
Mat Steinlin, Ben Odom
About Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida
Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
In 1980, a 7-year-old Phoenix, Arizona boy with Leukemia inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish. He wanted to be a police officer. A group of officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety granted his wish by giving him a custom-made uniform, helmet, badge, and even a helicopter ride!
This wish inspired the group to expand their efforts, and in 1983, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America was founded to charter other local chapters in the US. The Make-A-Wish Foundation Central and Northern Florida was founded in 1994.