"To Give Back and Support Those Who Have Given Whatever it Took."

Support and advocate for wounded/fallen service members
plus firefighters.
Educate the community regarding gaps in resources for them.

Thank You For Your Interest In Paddling For Pennies

  Paddle: August 15 - 18, 2018
Goal:  $20,000

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We will be paddling the Neuse River, starting in North Raleigh at Falls Lake to
New Bern, a total 193 miles.

All we ask is that you take on the Paddling for Pennies pledge of 1 penny per mile paddles, or simply $1.93. However, all donors of any amount of money are welcome and will be accepted.

This year we are honored to be paddling for the legacy and family of Will Willis. Will was a engineer with the Asheville fire department. He lost his battle with Kidney cancer on his 34th birthday in February. He leaves behind his wife and his four young kids.

We also paddle to bring recognition to the growing problem cancer is having on the fire service. Cancer is the number one killer of firefighters now. Until  March of 2017, cancer did not apply for any line of duty benefits from the state of North Carolina. Now there are 4 cancers on the books but many more needed including the one that Will passed from which isn't covered currently.

All proceeds will be donated in honor of all firefighters with a "thank you"
for the support to our profession.

In order to make this happen, in addition to the donations of the community, we are in the need of Sponsors who we will recognize for supporting our journey.  We offer different sponsorship tiers, check below for more information.

​​ Thank you for your support of Paddling for Pennies!
Order some items to show your support!

**For every $1 donation, you will receive a Raffle ticket for a chance to win
a YETI TUNDRA 45 (ice blue cooler), a YETI 30 HOPPER (bag cooler),
                    one of 2 Deluxe Facial packages from
Glow Beauty Studio, or a laser hair removal package of 6 treatments from The Lotus Spa

T-shirts, and other P4P memorabilia can be bought
by visiting the links below or talking with any P4P paddler.

For a $20 donation, you are eligible to receive a gift of a T-shirt with a P4P logo.
Don't forget to tell us your preferred size and style!

For a $15 donation, you are eligible to receive a gift of a hat with the P4P logo.

In the comments, please include your address for shipping.

Facebook, paddling for pennies (official)
Instagram paddling for pennies
Donations, raffle tickets and t-shirt sales can be done via:
Paypal: [email protected]

For more information you can contact Allen Williford at 919-921-1348 or
[email protected]

Become a Paddling For Pennies sponsor today! 

$600.00 - For your donation you will be classified as a White Helmet Sponsor.
Name and logo on event banner
Decal on boats (provided by sponsor)
Sponsor packet (2 hats, 2 shirts, 2 sticker and **40 raffle tickets)
Logo and link on website and social media

$300.00 - For your donation you will be classified as a Red Helmet Sponsor.
   Name on event banner
Name and logo on website and social media
  Sponsor packet ( tshirt,hat,sticker,**20 raffle tickets)

$100.00 - For your donation you will be classified as a Black Helmet Sponsor
     Name and logo on website and social media

     Paddling for Pennies is a 501-3c non-profit. Your gracious donation is tax deductible.