Air Force ROTC Cadets Participate in Rochester River Challenge

Event supports disabled veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan

Air Force ROTC

The RIT Air Force ROTC Cadet Honor Guard Team presented the American Flag in a ceremony honoring disabled veterans from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.