Pierce Medals in World Championships! 

Congratulations to Anja Pierce who placed 3rd in the Women’s V1 L3 Class in the 2016 International Canoe Federation Sprint World Championships in Duisburg, Germany on May 19, 2016.


20th Annual Rochester River Challenge

Team up with six other friends, family members or business associates with or without disabilities and come celebrate 20 years of outrigger canoe sprint racing for paddlers of all abilities in Rochester. No experience is necessary. All equipment is provided along with a steersman for the canoes. The River Challenge is CAOO’s main fun(d) raising event of the year. Proceeds help support CAOO’s programs for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

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Thank You Buffalo Bills Alumni


CAOO President, Jan Whitaker stands between Vice President Lou Piccone and President Ed Rutkowski at the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation's Annual Luncheon & Charity Check Presentation in Buffalo, N.Y. For the 11th consecutive year, the Bills Alumni chose to support Cape Ability Outrigger Ohana's Warfighter Sports Program for wounded veterans, this year, with a donation of $5,000. Sincere thanks for helping us rebuild lives through sports.