While it is not yet confirmed if we will be able to host a physical Takeover due to the COVID-19 event, we are definitely planning to host a raffle, even if it must be a virtual one. We have taken a special approach this year in order to make sure the raffle will still have tons of great prizes even though many of our typical sponsors may not be able to donate as they have in the past. Please check out the "Sponsor the Sponsors" pay for more information about that initiative! More details to come in regards to the specifics of how the raffle will happen, but all you need to know right now is that it WILL happen and its going to be bigger and better than ever! Also important to know is that this year we will be selling raffle tickets in advance of the event and unlike in the past, this year you do not have to be present to win so no matter where you live and if you'll be able to come to the event (if we are able to have it) you can still support these awesome causes and have a chance to win lots of great prizes!
The raffle is 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 memorial 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 as well as via venmo, paypal or cash in advance of the event (details to be announced soon). If we are able to have a physical 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 Action Learning Adventures (the LLC the event is run through) with "Green River Takeover 2020" 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)!
2020 Event Raffle Prizes (More prizes being added daily!):
Donated as part of the Sponsor the Sponsors Challenge:
Mind Body Paddle $400 Gift Certificate
Nantahala Outdoor Center $200 Gift Certificate
H20 Dreams Gift certificate for one day Green River Instruction and (2) $75 gift certificates towards any H20 Dreams Instruction
French Broad River Academy Special Edition Astral YTV PFD
Donated directly by companies and organizations:
A Cut Above Dog Grooming- Mobile Dog Grooming Appointment