Changing Lives-Donate Now!
The OKC Boathouse Foundation believes rowing and kayaking can change lives. They help youth discover how self-discipline pays off, why teamwork is important, and that they can accomplish things they never dreamed possible. Youth can experience the exhilaration that comes with victory while meeting defeat with grace – and a resolve to come back even stronger. Friendships are made, lifelong ties forged. Through the support of our donors, we can offer scholarships to those with demonstrated financial need, and have started a rowing program targeting youth at high schools near downtown.
But it’s not just youth who need a chance to get on the water. Many adults facing physical challenges find that they can row or kayak – and that their lives are suddenly filled with new opportunities. Our challenge is to find the funding to provide transportation and special equipment that makes it all possible.
On the Oklahoma River, we’re all about possibilities – even the possibility of making Olympic dreams come true. Whether it’s our National High Performance athletes working to make the Rio games in 2016 or our youngest kayakers with their eyes on 2020, we are committed to providing them with the equipment, facilities and coaching they need.
The OKC Boathouse Foundation is committed to ensuring that everyone who wants to participate has the opportunity. And that those who dream of being the best in the world get a shot at it.
We can make a difference in people’s lives – and your support will make it possible! To learn more about the needs – and the opportunities – to support the work of the OKC Boathouse Foundation, contact Mike Knopp, executive director, by email or call (405) 552-4040.