Wednesday on waters of the Nantahala, 18 Ladies gathered together to honor Shannon and the river with their laughter, smiles and festive merriment! Anytime you bring a group of ladies on the water together, support, attention and general silliness ensues! From Ferebee through Nantahala falls we eddy hopped, ferried, boofed and bonded. With lunch at the surf stop, we got a chance to catch a bite and the wave across the way. After a scout of Nantahala falls, everyone got to choose a line through with plenty of buddies at the bottom to back them up. Endless River Adventures generously provided us a shuttle back up to Ferebee for snacks and our raffle in the sun. 47 raffle tickets were sold!! Thank you so much ladies for your turn out and generosity! Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund this year so that is may gain longevity. Via the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, these funds will ultimately empower and support women through various charities. We greatly appreciate your contributions to help other women in the community and your contribution to being part of our spirit on the water in memory of Shannon.
Remember, if you’d like to make a tax deductible contribution through mail or online, please send checks made out to the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina with ‘Shannon Christy Memorial Fund’ written in the memo to:
4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28803
You can also Donate online – Please indicate Shannon Christy Memorial Fund Under “OR Is your gift for a fund not listed above?”
We also want to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors who provided the awesome raffle gifts for the end of the day — remember everyone who shows up is eligible for entry in the day-of raffle! Dagger, Werner, Kokatat and SYOTR came through with some amazing swag!
These events are also your opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for our big end of the season raffle where prizes including a Dagger kayak, Werner paddle, and a trip to Ecuador from Girls at Play and Endless River Adventures, Jennifer Whitlock Glasswork and Kokatat drytop will be given away! Winners will be drawn and prizes claimed after the last event of the series. Additionally, thank you to Juliet, Fawn and Greta of Endless River Adventures for helping with our shuttle at this event!
Our stylish Girls At Play 2016 T-shirt has been out in action and continues to sell at each of our events! You can pick one up at our events, or order one off our webstore. $5 from each t-shirt sale goes directly to the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund.
There are still 4 more events in the series!
Please come join us for the next one Saturday July 23rd on the Pigeon!
For a listing of all events, please visit our main website for the Ladies Southeast Paddling Series!