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Festival Shirt Fundraising

Attention Paddlers

This year we need your help to reach our $200,000 fundraising goal. Funds raised from the Festival benefit the programs of Dragonheart Vermont and other cancer non-profit organizations in our area. This year, we are excited to once again help Camp Ta-Kum-Ta (www.takumta.org), Vermont’s camp for children who have or have had cancer. For the past 32 years, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has been offering year-round ‘camp’ experiences in a safe and loving environment to children and their families.

Dragonheart Vermont is a breast cancer survivor and supporter dragon boat organization that carries on year-round programs to support and empower breast cancer survivors. We also pride ourselves on the importance of breast cancer awareness and community-giving. We have given back nearly $800,000 to the community in the last eight years. 

Help us go over the top! We have festival shirts that can serve as the perfect donation helper. Festival shirts are included in your team registration fee and will be provided on practice weekend, but don't wait to get your supporters lined up.

Shirts will be given to the Captain on Practice Weekend to hand out to the team. 

Here's how you can do it!

Paddling OutfitsGo to 10 people you know - family members, friends, and co-workers. Ask them for a donation in exchange for the opportunity to sign your shirt. (Say, $10 each? More if you like!) In a snap, you will have $100 for the cause, plus a great souvenir covered with the signatures of your supporters to wear on Race Day.                                                                        
Please use our pledge form to keep track of your donations and make sure your supporters get an acknowledgment. Make particular note of any supporter donating more than $75.00 as we will want to make sure they get a special acknowledgment.

How to Register Shirt Donations

If you use the pledge form, bring the form and your donations with you on either Practice Weekend or Festival Day.  Please make sure that checks have your team name and your name in the memo section.  Place everything in an envelope, and put your team name and your name on the outside of the envelope. Be sure to include a typewritten list of all donors who would like an acknowledgment,

To save yourself some time, encourage your supporters to donate online using their credit card. Find your personal profile page ( Team home page / Roster ) and send an email link or Facebook post to collect donations. 

Check out how your team is doing. The single-season record for a team is over $11,000! Can your team reach $12,000?

We truly appreciate your generosity and help. We will continue to accept donations after the festival so please spread the word. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Other Fund Raising Suggestions

Our $200,000 fundraising goal is ambitious, so we can use all the help that you can give.  Get into the swing and see if your team can win the donations race. Here are some ways that teams raised money last year, but don't feel limited. We're sure you can come up with some great ideas of your own.

The Oldies but Goodie Fund Raisers

You know how these work, so get your team together to do a little team building along with fundraising. Have some fun while you reach your fundraising goal.

  • Garage Sale
  • Bake Sale
  • Craft Sale
  • Used Book Sale
  • Auctions
  • Car Wash
  • Clothes Swap

Let us know what other ideas you have for raising money so that we can highlight your efforts. If you're planning a special event, let us post it on our Facebook page to help drum up attendance.

When your fundraiser is over, get your donations to us so your results are shown on our leaderboard.