About the Tournament

In 2018, six friends with a passion for supporting veterans, decided to create a golf tournament in their hometown of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. This would be the first ongoing large scale fundraising golf tournament in Team River Runner history!!

Team River Runner decided to invite veterans, many of them blind or visually disabled, to golf along with the Bartlesville community. In 2019, TRR added a day of paddling to the event! Showcasing the new Blind Slalom technology, the first Blind Slalom was held the day after the tournament!

From the outset, the 6 members of the Bartlesville Golf Tournament Committee welcomed Check 6 as the title Sponsor. Check 6 invited and sponsored the veterans and volunteers attending the tournament.

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We appreciate your support!
100% of the proceeds will go to Team River Runner!

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The Bartlesville Committee

Deni Lorson
Lorront Carney
Brian Brurud
Stephen Heitmeyer
Jeremy Hill
Donald Engelbert
David Crane
Chad Van Peursem
Spencer Magana 

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Vanessa Jones

Committe Co-Chair

Vanessa A. Jones is a dynamic force dedicated to fostering
inclusivity, encouraging discussion, and promoting a culture of
belonging in the outdoor sports community. Hailing from
Washington, DC, she brings a wealth of diverse experiences and
perspectives to her endeavors.
As a US Army veteran and ordained Chaplain with a focus on
seniors and caretakers, Vanessa is deeply committed to serving
others. Her work as a patient-caretaker advocate reflects her
passion for supporting vulnerable populations and ensuring their
voices are heard.
Currently, Vanessa is employed by a resettlement agency, where
she confronts challenges head-on with resilience and
compassion. As a single, Black woman veteran, she embraces
the unique hurdles she faces, viewing them as opportunities for
growth and empowerment.
In her downtime, she wears many hats, including that of a
missionary, spreading hope and positivity wherever she goes.
Weekends are spent paddling, immersing herself in West African
dance and finding solace and joy in nature’s embrace.
Vanessa is committed to equitable principles, ensuring that
everyone’s opinions are valued and heard. Through her
unwavering dedication and inclusive leadership, Vanessa is
paving the way for a more equitable and diverse outdoor sports