Here are some important details about this year's raffle:

  • For 2021, you DO NOT have to be present to win! Most of the prizes (besides the boat) are gift certificates or small, so they should be easy to ship. For larger prizes, shipping would be at the cost of the winner.
  • Tickets are a $10 donation each, with all money going to the Shannon Christy and Live Like Maria Memorial Funds
  • We are selling raffle tickets in advance of the event- you just need to paypal your donation to Please select the no fee option when paying with paypal.
  • 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)!

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.

2021 Event Raffle Prizes:

More prizes being added daily!

Dagger Kayaks Custom Medium Code!

Level Six Freya Drysuit Gift Certificate

Wilderness Tours Ottawa Kayak School Beginner 5 day or Intermediate 5 day program

Adventure Technology Paddle

Endless River Adventures Day of Private Instruction

Nantahala Outdoor Center Paddling School Two Day Kayaking Clinic

Nantahala Outdoor Center/ Solo Southeast Two Day Wilderness First Aid course (including CPR)

Astral Buoyancy Gift Certificate for a pair of shoes

Endless Bike Company Two Hour Private Instruction for two

Title Nine Gift Certificates 3 x $200

H2O Dreams $150 Gift Certificate

Mind Body Paddle 1/2 Day of Private Instruction

Kokatat Hustler Rescue Vest Gift Certificate

Watershed Big Creek Dry Bag

Seal's Sprayskirt Gift Certificate for Athena Skirt

Lakehouse Rental in Tryon NC- Two Night Stay (Courtesy of Cynthia Fowler)

The Gorge Zipline Pair of Gift Certificates to Zip

Green River Adventures Pair of Gift Certificates to Rappel

Kate Furman Jewelry (earrings and necklace)

ChattoogaRiverHues Fine Art Print x2

The Ride Life Team Program (two month membership) x2

"Be a Smile Maker" Children's book autographed by Kate Furman

Yoga for Paddler Book by Anna Levesque

Bryson City Outdoors Gift Certificates 2x $50