While we unfortunately will not be able to host a physical Takeover due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will still be hosting a raffle, just a virtual one! We took 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. Check out the "Sponsor the Sponsors" page for more information about that initiative. The community really stepped up and not only were we able to support our amazing sponsors, we were also able to build up a pretty awesome raffle prize list! In addition to the prizes from that initiative, many of the sponsors are still donating items making this likely to be the biggest raffle pot yet!

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 are 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!

Tickets are a $10 donation each and as mentioned above, special to this year you can purchase tickets in advance, you just need to paypal your donation to greenrivertakeover@gmail.com. If we are able to host a physical event, 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 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)!

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.

2020 Event Raffle Prizes (More prizes being added daily!):

Donated as part of the Sponsor the Sponsors Challenge:

Dagger Kayaks Medium Rewind Boat!

Adventure Technology Hercules Paddle

Mind Body Paddle $400 Gift Certificate

Endless River Adventures Day of Private Instruction and (4) $50 Gift Certificates

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

WRSI Trident Composite Helmet (your choice of color/size)

French Broad River Academy Special Edition Astral YTV PFD

Watershed Chattooga Dry Bag

Astral Buoyancy Layla PFD

Patagonia Black Hole Gear Tote 61L

Kokatat Huck 50' Throw Bag

NRS compact rescue throw bag, wedge rescue throw bag and boater's Gloves

The Ride Life Core Crushers Program

Endless Bike Company Two Hour Private Instruction for one

Kate Furman Jewelry Turquoise Necklace

The Gorge Zipline Pair of Gift Certificates to Zip

Green River Adventures $100 Gift Certificate

Tomboy Organic Skincare Co. Salve, Lip Balm, and Moisturizer

Mountain Khakis $50 Gift Certificate

Eno Hammock purchased from Bryson City Outdoors

Rob Giersch Photography Private Photo Shoot

Calleva's Liquid Adventures 4hr Private Instruction with Tara Blair

Seal's Sprayskirt 

Title Nine $50 Gift Certificate

Saluda Outfitters $30 Gift Certificate

Chad Blotner Photography and Gallery Framed Group Picture from 2019 Takeover


Donated directly by companies and organizations: 

Dagger Kayaks Boat (Details TBD)

Calleva's Liquid Adventures Alseseca Race Week Mexico Trip

H2O Rescue Side Arm Throwbag

Level Six Freya Drysuit

A Cut Above Dog Grooming- Mobile Dog Grooming Appointment

Pucon Kayak Retreat- (2) $400 Vouchers

Endless Bike Company Two Hour Private Instruction for two

The Gorge Zipline Pair of Gift Certificates to Zip

Green River Adventures Swag

William Whitmore "You are Beautiful" Coasters

Kate Furman Jewelry Necklace

Rob Giersch Photography Private Photo Shoot