Michigan Water Environment Association


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Event Name:Suwannee River Voyage Fundraiser - Water For People
Event Type(s):Other
Description:

*Please note, the voyage has been postponed until further notice.  Updates will be shared on this page once we have them.


Fundraising Event for Water for People 
Gary and Linda DeKock will paddle 342 miles in April, 2020 in order to raise $25,000 for Water for People. 

The Suwannee River Voyage (SRV) will begin at Kingfisher Landing in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston, Georgia. The planned route will follow 100 of the 120 miles of water trails in the Okefenokee.  After nine days in the refuge, the route will enter Stephen C. Foster State Park. From there, the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail will be followed for 242 miles to the Gulf of Mexico before May 1, 2020.

View the voyage flyer here

Sponsorship Information


 

Event Date:Coming Soon...
Location:
Contact Person:Gary De Kock
Details:

The Goal of the Suwannee River Voyage (SRV) is to raise $25,000 for paddling 342 river miles. The voyage is self-funded by the on-the-water team of Gary and Linda De Kock from Grand Rapids, MI, so all sponsorship donations go directly to benefit Water For People.

Another goal of the SRV is to connect with water professionals along the river. If you live in Georgia or Florida, contact Gary and Linda at gdekock@gmail.com and join them on the water or say hello as they pass by. They will carry a satellite communicator so you can FOLLOW THEIR PROGRESS online.  You can also see what is happening with the Suwannee River Voyage blog.

WFP was established by the American Water Works Association in 1991 and is a Charity of Choice of the Water Environment Federation.


How to Support our Voyage

  • Visit the SRV Crowdrise page and pay online
  • Use the MWEA event registration link below and pay online
  • Send payment to the MWEA office by making your donation payable to MWEA-SRV, PO Box 397, Bath, MI 48808
  • The final deadline for pledge payment is October 31, 2020

Contact Gary De Kock at gdekock@gmail.com for sponsorship opportunities and questions. Thanks for helping!


Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $5,000
Verbal and visual recognition, including logo, during all public SRV presentations
Logo and name of your company displayed on the Suwannee River Voyage canoe
Visual recognition at the Water For People ACE20 and WEFTEC 2020 booths
Listing on SRV Garmin MapShare site and Paddle With Purpose Facebook page

GOLD SPONSOR - $2,000
Logo and name of your company displayed on the Suwannee River Voyage canoe
Visual recognition at the Water For People ACE20 and WEFTEC 2020 booths
Listing on SRV Garmin MapShare site and Paddle With Purpose Facebook page

SILVER SPONSOR - $1000
Logo and name of your company displayed on the Suwannee River Voyage canoe
Listing on SRV Garmin MapShare site and Paddle With Purpose Facebook page

BRONZE SPONSOR - $500
Name of your company will be displayed on the Suwannee River Voyage canoe
Listing on Paddle With Purpose Facebook page

View the SRV Flier

Voyage Sponsorship Levels and Benefits Handout


For more information and updates, visit
Facebook page Paddle with a Purpose River Voyages



 

Links:Water For People
Event Registration:
Email Reminder:click here to setup an email reminder for this event


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