OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 7, 2024) – Top canoe/kayak athletes will travel to Oklahoma City in April to earn the opportunity to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and RIVERSPORT is seeking volunteers to help host the event.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to be involved in a Team USA event right here in OKC,” said RIVERSPORT volunteer manager Noah Ramos. “We have approximately 115 volunteer shifts to fill over the two days of the event.”

The event is being held April 26-27, 2024, at RIVERSPORT on the city’s MAPS 3 whitewater rapids course. Approximately 100 of the top athletes from across the country will compete in canoe/kayak slalom and kayak cross events. Canoe/kayak slalom is similar to slalom skiing with competitors navigating a series of gates as they race down the whitewater channels. Kayak cross is one of the newest Olympic events and involved athletes launching from a platform above the whitewater channels and then racing side-by-side to the finish line.

The event will also include a free Olympic Experience where kids and adults can try various sports, and RIVERSPORT adventures will be open to the public on Saturday.

Volunteer opportunities are available in race operations, athlete hospitality and event set up. For a full list of opportunities, visit GivePulse or contact Noah Ramos at [email protected].

ABOUT: RIVERSPORT OKC is a US Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for both rowing and canoe/kayak. The nonprofit organization has hosted numerous national and international canoe/kayak race events including 2016 US Olympic Team Trials for Canoe Slalom, 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup and 2022 Stand Up Paddling World Cup. RIVERSPORT has been selected to host several upcoming international events including the 2025 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup and 2025 ICF Canoe Slalom and Sprint Super Cups. In 2026, RIVERSPORT will host the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. RIVERSPORT is a 501c3 nonprofit located in Oklahoma City.