Stars & Stripes River Festival

Stars & Stripes River Festival
Event on 2013-06-29 00:00:00
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Join family and friends at the Stars & Stripes River Festival in Oklahoma City for a full day of river sports, games and more.  Watch demonstrations in cycling, running, canoeing and kayaking, or sign up for a 5K run or kayak race. The whole family will have fun kayaking, biking, dragon boating or rowing. A variety of activities for kids are scheduled throughout the day at the Stars & Stripes River Festival, including volleyball, sack races and horseshoe competitions, and kids will also enjoy having their faces painted and jumping around in bounce houses.  Don't miss the sailing …Read More +

Join family and friends at the Stars & Stripes River Festival in Oklahoma City for a full day of river sports, games and more.  Watch demonstrations in cycling, running, canoeing and kayaking, or sign up for a 5K run or kayak race. The whole family will have fun kayaking, biking, dragon boating or rowing. A variety of activities for kids are scheduled throughout the day at the Stars & Stripes River Festival, including volleyball, sack races and horseshoe competitions, and kids will also enjoy having their faces painted and jumping around in bounce houses.  Don't miss the sailing exhibition hosted by the Oklahoma City Boat Club, and stick around for a concert and fireworks. Read Less –

at OKC BOATHOUSE DISTRICT – OKC RIVERSPORT
725 S. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, United States

Return the Favor and Give Mom the Gift of Knowledge for Mother’s Day with Learning Experiences from Viator.com


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013

She was your first teacher. Now its time to return the favor, but, with a little bit of flare. Viator.com the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide has pulled together a selection of fun lessons and learning activities that would make great gifts for Mothers Day 2013. Whether its the kitchen she craves, favors her creative side, yearns for the outdoors, or just wants a beautiful gourmet lunch, Viator has a selection of activities shell love to experience, especially with her family members right by her side.

Experience the World’s Kitchens

Shes not only our first teacher but also our first personal chef. Show Mom you know its about more than just pot-roast. Treat her to a culinary class taught by a professional chef that will help her expand the dinner-time repertoire to include dishes like New Orleans gumbo, Madrids tapas and even Italys home-made gelato.

Women’s Try-It Day

Women’s Try-It Day
Event on 2013-06-29 00:00:00
Bring your girlfriends, mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts to Women's Try-It Day. Always wanted to try a kayak? We've got them here for you to use! Want to learn to bait a hook? We'll be fishing all day! It's a day for the ladies – come try canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery and more outdoor activities at The Outdoor Campus. No pre-registration is required.

at The Outdoor Campus
4500 S. Oxbow Ave
Sioux Falls, United States

Touring Kayak Long Tour & Lesson – Beg/Int

Touring Kayak Long Tour & Lesson – Beg/Int
Event on 2013-05-19 00:00:00

Explore our local waterways at a leisurely pace in touring kayaks.  These stable and responsive kayaks will allow you to quickly become proficient paddlers.Some of these tours include shuttles to allow you to paddle with the flow. Both solo and double kayaks are available. We provide a brief introduction/lessonto kayaking, so even the first timer will be ready for the tour.Cost includes kayak equipment and guide. Trips go rain or shine.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

at Tualatin Community Park (skate park)
8515 SW Tualatin Rd
Tualatin, United States

Kayak Outing-Rainbow River (KP Hole)-May 10

Kayak Outing-Rainbow River (KP Hole)-May 10
Event on 2013-05-10 00:00:00

Kayak outings for the experienced paddler on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Launch time is at 8:30 am and participants are to report to the launch site an hour prior to the scheduled outing.  Participation fee does not include park entrance fee if applicable.  Includes kayaks, paddles, life jackets and snacks.  Cancellation requests must be in writing and received at the parks department office at least 14 days prior to your program date to receive a refund.  Call 352.671.8560 for further information. 

at Marion County Parks and Recreation
111 SE 25th Avenue
Ocala, United States

WellPoint Foundation Awards $200,000 to Disabled Sports USA to Provide Sports Opportunities for Wounded Warriors and Youth with Disabilities


Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 01, 2013

More than 400 wounded warriors and youth with disabilities will benefit from rehabilitation programs in sports and recreation through a $ 200,000 grant from the WellPoint Foundation to Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA). The grant will support DSUSAs military sports rehabilitation program, Warfighter Sports, which provides year-round sports programs free of cost to injured service members and their families with individualized adaptive instruction, and also helps provide more adaptive sports opportunities for youth with disabilities. The goal of the grant is to help service members and youth with disabilities achieve healthy lifestyles and sustain the activity levels recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are thrilled to receive this generous grant from the WellPoint Foundation. In partnership with our local chapters nationwide, DSUSA will continue to provide rehabilitation through sports to our wounded warriors and youth, said Kirk Bauer, executive director of DSUSA and a disabled Vietnam veteran. Surveys have shown that individuals who participate in our sports and recreation programs are more likely to succeed in leading healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

When someone becomes disabled, many things in their life change; however, that shouldnt stop the person from enjoying a full and active life that includes sports and other activities, said Bill Smith, president and general manager of WellPoints Disability and Life Business. As a company, we are very committed to helping people with disabilities get back to health, back to work and back to life. Therefore, we believe providing funds to support sports rehabilitation programs such as those offered by DSUSA is the right thing to do to aid those individuals who have given so much to this country, as well as help the youth gain access to programs that will help them live healthy and active lives.

The grant funds will help DSUSA and its chapters, which provide sports instruction to wounded warriors and youth with disabilities nationwide, including communities in California, Connecticut, Colorado, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Virginia as well as military medical centers in Maryland, Texas and California. More than 30 different winter and summer sports are offered by DSUSA, including: Skiing, snowboarding, golf, kayaking, rafting, cycling, rock climbing, scuba diving, fishing, surfing, sailing, and more.

Our service men and women make great sacrifices defending our freedoms and liberties, said Lance Chrisman, director of the WellPoint Foundation. It is an honor to work with DSUSA to help these heroes recover and return to enjoying the fun and health benefits of sports with their families.

The WellPoint Foundation grant to DSUSA is part of its continuing work to promote healthy, active lifestyles in communities across the country. Through its State Health Index a state-by-state compilation of public health measures and Healthy Generations program, the WellPoint Foundation works to identify the issues most in need of attention and then directs its charitable support and volunteer efforts toward improving health in those areas. Reducing cardiac mortality rates, eliminating unnecessary preterm births, increasing influenza vaccination rates, and addressing the long-term health threats posed by childhood obesity are major focus areas of the Foundation.

About Disabled Sports USA

Founded in 1967, Disabled Sports USA is a charitable organization that provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through participation in sports. What began as a program to serve Vietnam veterans has since grown into one of the nations largest multi-sport, multi-disability organizations, annually serving more than 60,000 wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities. A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Disabled Sports USA offers programs in more than 40 summer and winter sports through its nationwide network of more than 100 community-based chapters. For more information, visit http://www.disabledsportsusa.org.

About WellPoint Foundation

The WellPoint Foundation is the philanthropic arm of WellPoint, Inc. and through charitable contributions and programs, the Foundation promotes the inherent commitment of WellPoint, Inc. to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that WellPoint, Inc. and its affiliated health plans serve. The Foundation focuses its funding on strategic initiatives that address and provide innovative solutions to health care challenges, as well as promoting the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets specific disease states and medical conditions. These disease states and medical conditions include: prenatal care in the first trimester, low birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the companys annual associate giving campaign and provides a 50 percent match of associates campaign pledges. To learn more about the WellPoint Foundation, please visit http://www.wellpointfoundation.org.







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West Ridge Nature Preserve Would Include Kayak Launch, Fishing
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