Team River Runner is a way for the paddling community to share the gift of rivers with the wounded veterans who have sacrificed so much. This is an opportunity to welcome them into our paddling family.
Team River Runner (TRR), was established in August 2004 by kayakers in the Washington, DC area. It is primarily a volunteer non-profit organization run by a council of kayakers and overseen by a board of directors. TRR gives military veterans and their family members an opportunity to find health, healing, and new challenges through whitewater boating and other paddling sports. The benefits of TRR have as much to do with social support, finding emotional strength and re-creating personal identity as they do with athletic activity.
TRR was initially established to help active duty military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan who were recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. With the success there obvious and the opportunity elsewhere apparent, TRR expanded to other Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) chapter sites in 2007.
TRR envisions a national network which creates innovative paddling programs designed to assist with the recovery of those injured while serving our country. TRR volunteers and partners provide local communities unique opportunities for the active, safe and positive support of healing service members and their families.
Visit the Team River Runner site to view the various activities of the St. Louis and national chapters at: http://www.teamriverrunner.org/?q=node/135.
Or contact Tim Pfeil at timpfeil63@gmail to find out how you can get involved and help support the St. Louis chapter of Team River Runner.
There is a current need for volunteers on Tuesday mornings if anyone fits that availability:
We are looking for paddlers in the St Louis area to volunteer for TRR teaching wounded veterans how to paddle and roll a kayak in the St Louis VA Medical Center.
TRR is a way for the paddling community to share the gift of rivers with the wounded veterans who have sacrificed so much. This is an opportunity to welcome them into our paddling family.
Pool Kayaking Sessions held from 9:00am-10:30am Tuesdays at the:
St Louis VA Medical Center
Jefferson Barracks Divison
Hwy 255 & Koch Road
St louis, Missouri 63125
Pool is in bldg 63
Please forward this information to anyone that you think may be interested. Thank you!!
Team River Runner