Active! – New, growing, looking for volunteers and participants!
Team River Runner believes that every wounded and disabled veteran deserves the opportunity to embrace new challenges, invoke leadership, and promote camaraderie. Team River Runner provides an outlet to fulfill these beliefs – inviting wounded and disabled veterans and their families to participate in our adaptive paddling programs. Founded in 2004 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, we now offer weekly paddling sessions in 50 locations in over 30 states across the nation. Team River Runner is more than an adaptive sports program it’s a program that provides hope and healing to those who have given so much, by never forgetting their sacrifice! It’s an opportunity to enjoy nature and realize its social, physical, and emotional benefits, whether it’s tackling whitewater rapids or paddling on peaceful flat-water. It’s an environment that facilitates connection, allowing veterans to reunite with their families and forge new relationships with those who have endured similar situations in their community. Our veterans are on the river to recovery, and we invite anyone who is interested in helping us provide this great opportunity to the men and women who have given so much for our freedom to come out and see what it’s all about. We are a non-profit organization meaning we do not charge to join our group or to participate in any of our events or outings. However, we are self sustaining (needing to replace equipment,etc) and continually growing, so if you know of anyone who would like to become a chapter sponsor, make a donation, or provide an in-kind service they are always appreciated. Thank you for your time and interest in the program, and we encourage you to join us and experience the thrill of health and healing through water sports! For more information please give us a call or send us an email (229-507-8787/
Lance Sharp- Chapter Coordinator
Ron Rosner YMCA
5700 Smith Station Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407