The GCA recently received a thank you note and update from the Team River Runner Atlanta Chapter Coordinator, Laura Dillon.  Team River Runner is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide all veterans and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports!

Be sure to purchase your Holiday Party raffle tickets, as proceeds go to support this wonderful organization.


With the continued and very much appreciated support from the Georgia Canoeing Association and its members Team River Runner Atlanta has had its best year yet.

2018 saw us have lots of new Veterans and Active Service guys and girls sign up and TRR running river and lake trips just about every weekend, hosting two rafting days on the Ocoee and Chattanoochee rivers and having a strong representation at the TRR Southeastern Rendezvous Event at the NOC in August..

TRR have had guys get their PFDs on Tallulah, Cheoah, Tellico, Ocoee, North Chick, Nantahala, Tuckaseegee, Hiawassee, LRC, South Sauty, Cartecay, Gauley, Chattanoochee, Chattooga and Green rivers to name but a few.

We have bought several new sets of equipment (boat/paddle/helmet/skirt/pfd), had two of our members get certified as L4 Kayak Instructors and several took Wilderness First Aid and Swift Water Rescue classes.

We now have a satellite TRR Atlanta chapter at Fort Benning and have hooked up with the BOSS (better options for single soldiers) program.

They have been set up with several sets of equipment, have four ACA instructors (all Veterans or active service) in Columbus and have two others that will hopefully get their instructor certs next year.

Jon Savelli (USMC) and David Sapp (US Army) have stepped up as Co-Coordinators of the Atlanta Chapter which has be great for the Chapter .

10% of all funds raised by the individual TRR chapters goes to TRR National who two months ago hosted a Grand Canyon trip for 5 blind veteran kayakers

Thank you GCA for being TRR Atlanta’s Big Brother Club and making all this possible.