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$45M Whitewater Center Grand Opening Set for May 7-8 

RIVERSPORT Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, will hold a grand opening celebration May 7-8, 2016. The whitewater center was built in the city’s Boathouse District as part of MAPS 3, ... Read More

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew Wins Overall Trophy at USRowing Central Youth Championships

The OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew competed in the 2015 USRowing Central Youth Championships on May 2-3. Twenty crews from around the region gathered in the Boathouse District to compete in several qualifiers for the 2015 ... Read More

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City Leaders Sign RIVERSPORT Rapids Steel Beam

Members of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board, the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvement Subcommittee and City Council met on April 9 to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of ... Read More

MAPS 3 Whitewater Construction Update

February 20, 2015 - MAPS 3 Program Manager David Todd provides a construction update on the Oklahoma River Improvements project. Jeffrey Gustin, senior project manager with whitewater consultant S2O Design discusses upcoming project milestones and ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

Courage on the Water

Rob Jones Rowing
Courage on the Water
Rob Jones’ Story of Rowing, Rigor and Resilience

Jan. 30, 2015  •  7p
Devon Boathouse  •  Boathouse District

Rob Jones is a remarkable individual. While deployed in Afghanistan in 2010 as a combat engineer in the Marine Corps, he lost both legs to an IED (improvised explosive device). After recovery and rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., he was fitted with bilateral prostheses and relearned to walk, run and ride an upright bicycle. He was introduced to the sport of rowing and, along with Oksana Masters, won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Paralympics. In 2013, he completed a coast-to-coast bicycle journey across America as a fund raiser for wounded warriors.

We are privileged to have Jones share with us his inspiring story of valor and determination in hope of encouraging Oklahomans with disabilities to embrace the sport of rowing.

Please join us for Courage on the Water, a special evening sponsored by INTEGRIS and the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation. The event will also include presentations by Audrey Farnum, a lawyer who will share her experience rowing while visually impaired; and Wintech, the primary manufacturer of adaptive rowing equipment.

The event is free and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations are required. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at
405-951-2277 to RSVP.

Other sponsors include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Rowing, University of Central Oklahoma, Wintech and Sabolich.

Follow Rob Jones on his journey at robjonesjourney.com.