Team River Runner
Veterans [PTSD] [MST] [Disabled] [Blind] and their Families – Paddle Sports
Service Area: MD
Serving: Veterans [PTSD] [MST] [Disabled] [Blind] and their Families
Description: To provide all veterans and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports! AT NO COST TO YOU.
[Team River Runner's also hold Regional, National Events and Adaptive Sports Competitions. Please be sure to review their website in detail!]
The Outtasight series seeks to get blind and visually impaired butts in boats! There is a large population of blind and visually impaired (B/VI) veterans who can benefit from outdoor recreation such as paddle sports and we continue to reach more of them with this Outtasight series! To guide and support the B/VI participants, TRR teaches sighted disabled veterans to be their instructors which increases the camaraderie and training.
The OJT program is for wounded or disabled veterans participating in Team River Runner and is an opportunity for professional growth and skill building in many areas. The OJT veteran will be working 10 hours each week for 30 weeks on regular Team River Runner activities. These activities will include outreach, program delivery and instruction, as well as follow up data recording for each paddling session. The idea behind the program is to build chapter leadership from within the TRR. We have been successful with this as some of our former OJT participants have started their own chapters. Additionally, the OJT veteran will develop leadership skills that will be applicable to other careers such as volunteer, equipment management and adaptive sports instruction. Each OJT veteran will have one or more mentors to provide advice and support as needed.