This year Endless River Adventures pledged support to the newly formed Augusta, GA chapter of Team River Runner. After some initial gestures of support, ERA finally got to have a hands-on weekend with the group kayaking the Tuckasegee River and rafting the Nantahala River. The Team River Runner-Augusta chapter arrived at ERA Saturday ready to do some whitewater boating! And we were psyched to help make that happen.
Feedback from the group was enthusiastic–we think the Augusta chapter now has the kayaking fever!
The weekend was fantastic thanks to you and ERA. Although it didn’t turn out as originally conceived, it was wonderful. Everyone left wanting more. Super Dave kept repeating how he was going to brag to his fellow patients and rub it in what they missed. Teia, a therapist, is totally committed to spreading the word to the VA patients, and is excited about sending her own kids to your kayak camp. Dave, the bus driver, is a vet and runs the recreation rehab portion of the VA (works with Eric). On the way home, we spoke at lengths about how to promote the program. Hopefully the spark will catch. The lady who was active duty Navy is thoroughly stoked and plans on spreading the word. Wayne, Doc, and Eric kept talking about how over the top ERA is and how extraordinary you are. Everyone had nothing but praise for you, Sarge, and Sara. I just hope that their enthusiasm spreads.
And compliments of our own Sara and Pat King, Nantahala River photographer extraordinaire, we have great photos of the weekend.