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Team River Runner is a part of Disabled Sports USA

Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project ~ Events Schedule

 

 

6th Annual Run-Boat Biathlon Washington Canoe Club October 3, 2010

2006 Washingtonians of the Year: Joe Mornini Washingtonian January 2007

Biathlon 'blood, sweat, toil, triumph' wounded service members Dolphin Nov. 21, 2006

Veterans taking on new challenges on the home front Gazette Nov. 8, 2006

War veterans find strength in river kayaking Mountain Mail June 22, 2006

Wounded Troops Get Kayaking Defense Link May 11, 2006

Vets' whitewater challenge My San Antonio March 19, 2006

Check out the March 2006 issue of American Whitewater pages 18-24

 

The following is courtesy Brookmont Newsletter & Mike McCormick -

"Team River Runner is putting on a run- boat biathlon to support and encourage soldiers recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and we invite you to participate in, or volunteer for, this inspiring event.  Blood, Sweat, Toil & Triumph Biathlon will be contested as a run, boat competition for veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom as well as the general public.  People may compete as individuals or on teams.  Slated for Sunday, November 12th (Veterans Day weekend), the Toil and Tears Biathlon will be hosted by the Washington Canoe Club, which is located on the Potomac River in Georgetown waterfront. The run will be on the Capital Crescent Trail from the Washington Canoe Club upstream and back for a 4 mile Run/ Hand Cycle segment.  The run will likely occur in stages for adaptive athletes, team entries, and individuals.  The paddling portion is a one miler out from the Washington Canoe Club and back. This will be a fundraising event with proceeds going to Disabled Sports USA and Team River Runner, both of which are 501(c)3 nonprofits that provide recreational opportunities of wounded veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project.  For more information contact www.teamriverrunner.org."

 

Blood, Sweat, Toil and Triumph Run-Boat Biathlon Double You Ess Nov. 29, 2005

Soldiers begin to win a new battle Today Show November 11, 2005

From Battle Zone To Whitewater CBS News October 9, 2005

Team River Runner by Jason Beakes Local Paddler October 4, 2005

The healing power of sports Gazette.com September 19, 2005

Amputee will put kayak arm to ultimate test WTOP radio Aug. 9, 2005

Amputee will put kayak arm to ultimate test USA Today Aug. 8, 2005 ~ Feeder Photo Gallery

The Panacea of Paddling ~ Photo ~ Photo ~ Photo ~ Photo

Kayaking Helps Heal Walter Reed Patients Washington Post June 5, 2005

Veterans find calm in water's rapids Gazette.net April 20, 2005

 

Thanks to Paul Schelp who sent us the following on March 9, 2005:

   

NPR's Morning Edition did a feature on one of the Marines taking part in the

kayak program for war amputees at Walter Reed. Here is more on the NPR series http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4525928

Click onto "Listen to Part 3" for Lance Cpl. Alex Nicoll who is in the kayak program,

and Part 2 is about 1st Sgt. Brad Kasal's recovery.
     
This kayaking program was started by a group of local paddlers (including Rockville, Maryland's Joe Mornini) as a way for us to help these veterans learn a new sport and enjoy  the natural environment of whitewater rivers. Here is an article from the Walter Reed Physical Therapy newsletter: http://www.dcmilitary.com/army/stripe/9_37/features/31227-1.html

  

 

At a friends request, I visited http://www.soldierworks.com/  

"Works by Soldiers from their War Experience" and paged down to click onto "Until Then" to watch a very moving audio/visual presentation of our soldiers in Iraq - Thoughtfully shared, December 2004

 

Kayaking challenges Soldiers to push new limits Walter Reed P.T. dcmilitary.com  September 17, 2004

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