The Tulsa Youth Rowing Association receives $5,000 grant from The Opportunity Project of Tulsa For Tulsa Public School Students

The Opportunity Project

Tulsa, 8/2/2023 – The Tulsa Youth Rowing Association (TYRA) is delighted to announce the receipt of a generous $5,000 grant from The Opportunity Project of Tulsa as part of the Expanded Learning Initiative to support Tulsa Public School students’ involvement in the competitive rowing program. This grant marks a significant milestone in TYRA’s mission to promote youth development through the sport of rowing. It demonstrates the continued commitment of The Opportunity Project to fostering educational opportunities for the youth of our community.

The grant from The Opportunity Project will provide invaluable support to enable more Tulsa Public School students to experience the transformative power of rowing. By participating in TYRA’s competitive rowing program, these students can access a unique and enriching extracurricular activity that encourages teamwork, discipline, and personal growth.

“We are incredibly grateful to The Opportunity Project for their steadfast support over the past five years,” said Neil Bergenroth, TYRA Director of Outreach and Advancement. “Their continued investment in our organization has made a remarkable difference in the lives of the young athletes we serve. This new grant will allow us to expand our reach and positively impact even more students in the Tulsa area.”


The Opportunity Project’s commitment to educational initiatives has provided opportunities for underserved youth and fostered a love for learning outside the traditional classroom setting. By partnering with TYRA, The Opportunity Project continues to make a tangible difference in the lives of Tulsa Public School students, empowering them to develop essential life skills through the sport of rowing.

“At The Opportunity project, our objective is to connect these amazing programs like these with Tulsa Public Schools for youth to experience learning in a new and sometimes unconventional ways. TYRA’s mission and program aligns with our passion to provide pathways to success for children and youth. We are so proud of the work they are doing!” – Jackie DuPont, Executive Director of The Opportunity Project.

TYRA remains dedicated to nurturing young athletes’ talents and character, and this grant will be instrumental in providing scholarships, equipment, and coaching to those students who might not have otherwise had the chance to participate in the program.

Looking to the future, TYRA is eager to strengthen its collaboration with The Opportunity Project of Tulsa. The organization is committed to maximizing the impact of this grant and ensuring that the benefits of rowing extend far beyond the water, positively influencing the academic and personal lives of the students involved.

About Tulsa Youth Rowing Association (TYRA):

Founded in 2014, TYRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth in the Tulsa area through the sport of rowing. TYRA’s mission is to provide a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters athletic and personal development, teamwork, and leadership skills for young athletes. By promoting rowing as an accessible and enriching extracurricular activity, TYRA aims to positively impact students’ lives and help them reach their full potential.

For more information about TYRA and its programs, please visit

Press Contact:

Neil Bergenroth
Director of Outreach and Advancement
Tulsa Youth Rowing Association
918 906 5233