Air Force ROTC Cadets Participate in Rochester River Challenge
Event supports disabled veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan
Dec. 16, 2009
by Michelle Cometa
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Cadets from Air Force ROTC Detachment 538 at RIT co-hosted the 13th Annual Rochester River Challenge Outrigger Canoe Sprint Races this fall. The event, a Wounded Warrior-Disabled Sports Event, took place at the Genesee Valley Park Complex.
The cadets from RIT, in addition to helping set up the event with co-hosts Cape Ability Outrigger Ohana, also participated in two outrigger canoe races. Outriggers are 30-foot, double-hull Hawaiian canoes. Teams participate in a series of 400-meter sprint races. The RIT cadet team posted the third fastest time of the day.
All proceeds from the event go to support programs and events for local disabled veterans.