Beer is Love Partner Highlight: Oregon Rafting TeamAug 22, 2013 Comments (6)
Rafting and kayaking has been a part of Ninkasi from the very beginning. Both our CEO, Nikos Ridge and our events marketing manager, Aaron Wirth have dedicated many weekends to being on the water and battling it out in the rapids - Aaron since age nine and Nikos since last year. One of our most treasured Core Values here at Ninkasi is the Successful Integration of Work and Life, and well, through sponsorships and participation in events on rivers throughout the West this is just another way they achieve this outside of the brewery.
One such organization we sponsor through our Beer is Love program is Oregon Rafting Team(ORT), a non-profit organization serving the community by providing river trips to disabled veterans, youth organizations and various other community groups. ORT participates in river cleanup events throughout the Portland area - where the team is based. The team also promotes the sport of whitewater raft racing at a national and international level. ORT educates and trains athletes to compete at an elite level while managing the Western Whitewater Championship Series (WWCS) and United States Rafting Association (USRA) events.