paddles up



Step 1: 

Enter the 'Quantity' or number of paddlers you will be registering.

Step 2:  

Create a FirstGiving Account.  This is not a membership and there is no fee.  Your account will allow you to access your fundraising tools and track your progress.  (You do not need to create a custom FirstGiving URL).  Click 'Create Account'.

Step 3:  

Enter all required information for paddler registration. All fields must be filled in order to move on to the next step.

Step 4:  

Select the team you are paddling with.  If you do not see your team listed please contact the Festival Director Andrew Szymanski at or  334-625-9411 Don't have a team to join? We have set up a "Free Agents" team for anyone who wants to paddle, but has no affiliation to an existing team! Please call or email us if this applies to you, and we'll give you the details!

Step 5:  

Create a fundrasing page and set a goal. You will then be able to send emails, make Facebook posts, or Tweets to family, friends, and co-workers to direct them to your page and help raise money towards your team's registration fee! ($2,500).


Everyone is required to register on FirstGiving to participate. If your team's registration fee is being paid for with a corporate check or your team is a sponsor of the event, you do not have to create a fundraising page in the registration process.  Please check with your captain to see if you fall into that category.