Registration is now open for the 2023 Veterans Rowing and Whitewater Rafting Teams. Veterans with military service connections can participate for free. The Warrior participants will train in rowing, whitewater rafting, or dragon boating to compete in the upcoming Stars & Stripes River Festival on June 24.
A RIVERSPORT Warrior is an individual 18 years or older who has served honorably in the military.
“RIVERSPORT Warriors gives veterans with a disability a concrete way to reclaim their ability to be physically active in a team sport and in the process, helps restore a sense of hope for the future. The social support, team camaraderie and feeling of accomplishment are irreplaceable. The increase in physical activity is a bonus,” says Jamie Collazo, USMC Veteran and RIVERSPORT Veterans Program Coordinator.
Rowing practice will be held Thursday mornings, March 30 to June 24, 10-11:30 a.m. The fee is $250 or free for veterans with a service connection.
Whitewater rafting practice will be held on Thursdays, May 18 to June 24, 6-7:30 pm. The fee is $200 or free for veterans with a service connection.
Dragon Boat Practice will run Wednesdays from April 5 to June 24 at 6:30-8p and cost $175 or free for veterans with a service connection.
Coach-led practices will provide all levels of experience the chance to work together and compete against other teams on the Oklahoma River and RIVERSPORT Rapids.
Veterans with service connection can sign up today at https://www.riversportokc.org/get-involved/coached-teams/veterans-kayaking-teams/
For more information or to sign up contact Jamie Collazo at (405) 552-4050 ext 4992