Jamie Kaplan and his staff at the Tampa VA are working hard to organize volunteers to offer the Team River Runner program in Tampa, Florida. Team River Runner is an aquatic therapy program where recuperating wounded veterans use kayaks to learn and increase their mobile skills. This all-volunteer organization was established in 2004 by kayakers in the Washington area. It has now spread to several states and has helped thousands of men and women.
On November 1st and 2nd Joe Mornini, president of Team River Runner will train the Tampa volunteers. Saturday volunteers will meet at the New Tampa YMCA located at 16221 Compton Drive Tampa, Fl 33647. Sunday team members plan to paddle a part of the Hillsborough River. More update will follow on this blog and from the team’s Facebook Page “Tampa River Runner“