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Team River Runner Raleigh

3651 Bastion Ln
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604


Club Description

Team River Runner (TRR), established in August 2004 by kayakers in the Washington, DC area, is a primarily volunteer non-profit organization run by a council of kayakers and overseen by a board of directors. 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. Through paddle sports, TRR volunteers and partners provide local communities unique opportunities for the active, safe and positive support of healing service members and their families.

Primary Contact

Dana Lapple
Main Point of Contact
dmlapple@yahoo.com
919-475-2316

Disability Groups Served

  • Amputee/Limb Deficiency
  • Cerebral Palsy/Brain Injury (Hypertonia, Ataxia, Athetosis, RoM)
  • Spinal Cord Injury/Spina Bifida (Impaired Muscle Power)

Organization Type

  • Sport Program

Programs Open To

  • Veterans Active Duty Military Personnel

Programs Specific to Military Personnel & Veterans

  • Yes

Sports Offered

  • Canoe Kayak