As more soldiers return from Afghanistan and Iraq, there is a greater need to reach and accommodate those who have been injured or simply need an activity that relieves stress and encourages an active and healthy lifestyle.
Team River Runner Minneapolis, a local chapter of Team River Runner National, recognizes that wounded service members endure many months of surgeries, physical and readjustment therapy, prosthetic fittings, and other life changes. In tandem with these disabilities are the further personal and social challenges of PTSD and depression. Kayaking helps create a social network and support system for an exciting lifestyle that suddenly seemed lost due to injury.
To continue to help veterans locally, TRR Minneapolis is hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser in conjunction the Coon Rapids VFW Post 9625.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.
However, we ask that you RSVP on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/369091089849122/) by December 9th so that we can give a headcount to the VFW.
Silent auction and live music performed by the LakeWind band.
In lieu of attending the fundraising dinner/dance, you may also donate $10 online at https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/TeamRiverRunner/OnlineDonation.html (Select “TRR – Minneapolis” in the Donation Target drop-down.)
About Team River Runner
Team River Runner (TRR), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a primarily volunteer non-profit organization run by a council of kayakers and overseen by a board of directors. They were 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 at Walter Reed obvious, and the opportunity elsewhere apparent, TRR expanded to other Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) chapter sites in 2007.
About Team River Runner Minneapolis
TRR Minneapolis, a local chapter of national TRR, provides wounded and non-wounded veterans in Minneapolis with the opportunity to find health, healing, and new challenges through kayaking. TRR Minneapolis also welcomes new veterans to the program throughout the year. No experience is necessary and all equipment and lessons are provided free of charge by TRR.