Whitewater rafting facility to be named for McClendon

By The Associated Press

A planned whitewater rafting center in Oklahoma City will be named in honor of Aubrey McClendon, an Oklahoma City energy industry magnate who died in a vehicle crash one year ago.

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A planned whitewater rafting center in Oklahoma City will be named in honor of Aubrey McClendon, an Oklahoma City energy industry magnate who died in a vehicle crash one year ago.

The Oklahoma City Boathouse District says the main building in front of the whitewater rafting facility will be named the Aubrey K. McClendon Whitewater Center. A fundraising campaign is now underway for the project.

The center is expected to feature an interactive exhibit that honors McClendon.

McClendon was credited with leading efforts to develop the Boathouse District and other parts of Oklahoma City. Thursday is the one-year anniversary of his death.

McClendon was co-founder and longtime CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., until stepping down in 2013 and later forming American Energy Partners, which he headed when he died.

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