Back to All Events

Team River Runner Grand Canyon Adventure

  • us national whitewater center (map)

Team River Runner Grand Canyon Adventure

In September 2018, Team River Runner will be sending 5 visually impaired veterans and their 15 safety guides on an incredible, first of its kind, adventure down the Grand Canyon!

We guided Lonnie Bedwell down these rapids in 2013 making him the first blind kayaker to paddle all 226 miles.  Lonnie is back for more and this year he is leading the charge. Lonnie wants to share this life changing experience with his fellow blind and visually impaired veterans. Follow the fun as the self-titled 'Vision Team' train their way across the Country culminating in their final Grand adventure.

The 'Vision Team" will be in Charlotte training at the National Whitewater Center March 30-April 1, 2018. Come out and meet the group and show your support. For more information contact Dana Draa -

Earlier Event: March 29
USO of NC No Dough Dinner
Later Event: March 31
6th Annual Easter EggStravaganza