Advancing Dreams on the Oklahoma River
Team OKC is a group of loyal individual and corporate contributors who support the OKC-based high performance athletes pursing their Olympic and Paralympic dreams on the Oklahoma River. Membership in Team OKC helps enhance the accessibility of the Boathouse District to all, while providing members special insight into Oklahoma City’s initiatives in the Olympic Movement though exclusive gatherings and special events.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are just around the corner and Oklahoma City rowers are training and challenging themselves with international competition across the world. They need our support to gain the experience needed to reach the podium in Tokyo and beyond. Housing costs, equipment, travel, nutrition, and competition are some of the key expenses in the OKC formula for international success. Also critical are talent identification initiatives and youth development to ensure Oklahoma children have opportunities to access the world class venue and coaching on the Oklahoma River.
As a result of development of the USRowing National High Performance Center and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, the pathway to Olympic glory and collegiate opportunity in river sports is taking place right here in Oklahoma City. Team OKC will help ensure that developing athletes have opportunities to access the life-changing resources offered by the Oklahoma River. In the words of two OKC athletes:
“Rowing requires an incredible combination of team work and focusing on self-improvement. It has taught me so much about myself. It also turned me into an incredible athlete. And, it’s inspired me to pursue a collegiate athletic director position when I retire from the sport. I’m very grateful to the OKC Boathouse Foundation and the other sponsors who support our program and make it possible for me to be here.” Michelle Sechser, 2017 World Champion, Lightweight Women’s Double
“We have some of the best training facilities in the country and the community support has been outstanding. I really enjoy it here.” Will Daly, 12-time U.S. National Team member
Team OKC Donor Levels
Team OKC Donor Levels begin at $100, click here to make your donation now!
The Team OKC Donor Levels listed below will help the RIVERSPORT Foundation to achieve a $100,000 annual goal each year leading up to the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
100: The distance of the final sprint to the finish line and the cost of racing uniforms for high performance athletes.
Donor receives Team OKC membership for one year, which includes a car decal and inclusion on mailing list for the latest news regarding the Boathouse District and the USRowing National High Performance Center
250: The last 250 meters of the race course is identified by red buoys on the lane lines, athletes always know to go in the “Red Buoys!”
Donor will receive a Team OKC polo shirt, one Platinum Lounge VIP Event ticket, and Team OKC membership for one year, which includes a car decal and inclusion on mailing list for the latest news regarding the Boathouse District and the USRowing National High Performance Center.
500: The number of meters raced in the biannual OGE NightSprints and the cost of a set of oars.
Donor receives a naming recognition on a set of oars, two Platinum Lounge VIP event tickets, name listing on the Team OKC web page, a Team OKC polo shirt, and Team OKC membership for one year.
1K: The halfway point in an Olympic rowing race and the price of a new indoor rowing ergometer for the in-school rowing program.
Donor receives a name recognition on the Team OKC Donor Wall in the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower Welcome Center, four tickets to the Platinum Lounge VIP event, donor listing on the Team OKC web page, a Team OKC jacket, and Team OKC membership for one year.
2K: The length of the Olympic rowing course and the cost for six months of athlete housing.
Donor receives a dragon boat team for 20 at PaddleFest, name recognition on the Team OKC Donor Wall, four tickets to the Platinum Lounge VIP event, donor listing on the Team OKC web page, a Team OKC jacket, and Team OKC membership for one year.
5K: Distance of a rowing head race and the cost of an athlete to attend the World Championships.
Donor receives naming honors to a single-person rowing shell or kayak, name recognition on the Team OKC Donor Wall, eight tickets to the Platinum Lounge VIP event, donor listing on the Team OKC web page, a Team OKC jacket, and Team OKC membership for one year.
Contact Mike Knopp by email for any other information regarding Team OKC.
We appreciate the support of our Team OKC founding donors!
Dr. Scott and Katie Roberston