The event will be a fundraiser for two memorial funds that honor the memories of two amazing women from the southeast paddling community. The Shannon Christy Memorial Fund honor's Shannon's memory by supporting causes to empower and support women and girls in the outdoors and otherwise. The Live Like Maria Memorial Fund supports causes that were close to Maria’s heart, including paddling instruction and outdoor experiences for youth, river conservation and access, and empowering women in outdoor adventure pursuits. All money raised will be split between the two memoria funds, both of which are established at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Tickets are a $10 donation each and you can pay in cash or check on the day of the event. We'll be selling tickets in the morning at check-in as well as shortly after the paddle in the afternoon (but better to buy in the morning). Please bring exact change or make checks out to the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina with "Green River Takeover 2018" written on the memo line.

The event itself is free, but we do ask that you make a donation to the memorial funds through purchasing at least one raffle ticket (which should be easy to do with all these awesome prizes)!

2019 Event Raffle Prizes! Additional Prizes being added daily!

2018 Event Raffle Prizes (to get an idea of what the final 2019 list will likely look like)

Grand Prize: Dagger Kayaks Custom Green Boat!

Adventure Technology Hercules Carbon Paddle
Astral Shoes of your choice
NOC Paddling School Instruction 2 Day Course or ACA Swiftwater Rescue Course
NOC/ SOLO Wilderness Medicine 2 Day First Aid Course including CPR
Endless River Adventures Day of Private Instruction
Endless River Adventures $100 Gift Certificate
H20 Dreams Day of Green River Private Instruction
Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour for two (x2)
Seals Skirts Pro Shocker Sprayskirt
Watershed Ocoee Dry Bag
Watershed Large Tramp Tote Bag
Sweet Strutter Helmet (Donated by Southern Raft Supply)
Sweet Women's Alpina Crew (Donated by Southern Raft Supply)
Kate Furman Jewelry Sterling Silver Twig Heart Pendants on Chains (x2)
Blue Ridge Bio Mechanics One Hour Initial PT Assessment
WRSI Moment Full Face Helmet
NRS River Rescue Duffels (x3)
WRSI S-Turn Elbow Pads
Kokatat Womens Stoke Dry Top (Your choice of size/color)
Mountain Khakis Women's Contour Dress 
Mountain Khakis Women's Hailey Short 
Mountain Khakis Women's Contour Crew Shirt
Mountain Khakis Women's Sunnyside Scarf
Bryson City Outdoors Gift Certificates $150 (x1) and $50 (x3)
Title Nine Gift Certificates $50 (x3)
Patagonia Chacabucco Backpack
Patagonia Arbor Backpack 
Yoga for Paddling Book by Anna Levesque
Mind Body Paddle Swag (shirts, DVDs)
Green River Adventures Swag including IR Shorts (x2), T-shirts (x2), Tank Top and Hats (x2
Watershed Pint Glasses and Water Bottle
Southern Raft Supply Shirts
NRS Straps (x6)
Saluda Outfitters Water Bottle and $20 Gift Certificate (x2)
Lindsay Clark Farm Organic Produce Basket
American Canoe Association NRS Silkweight Hoodies (x3)
Chad Blotner Photograpy and Gallery Framed Print of Takeover Group Photo
Relise Designs tank top, t-shirt and stickers