Wildwater is always striving to be the best we can be. As a company, we believe in being close to the communities that surround our locations and the people in them. But we also stretch out to larger communities and organizations. Wildwater has given back to organizations like Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Autism Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Green Day.
Every year on the Ocoee River, on a special day, a specific time slot is selected and reserved for breast cancer awareness fund raising. All reservations booked on those trip times help in the community of breast cancer fundraising. This year, on October 4th, Wildwater held the 8th Annual Raft for the Cure. Wildwater is proud to say that $3,940.48 was raised for the Susan G. Komen of Chattanooga to help with this crucial cause during our 2014 event.
The 3rd Annual Wells Fargo Zipping for Autism, hosted by Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures and Treetops Adventure Park, raised more than $45,000 on Sunday, June 1, to support the Autism Society of North Carolina and its efforts in western North Carolina. We were proud that Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures and Treetops Adventure Park is able to help further the research for the neurodevelopment disorder that shows in early childhood. The 2015 Wells Fargo Zipping for Autism is scheduled for Sunday, June 7th!
Wildwater continued to support Swain County Big Brothers Big Sisters in our 3rd annual event, Raft for Kids’ Sake! The event included a rafting trip and a raffle with the grand prize of a single person fishing kayak! $700 was raised at the event, all funds went directly to Swain County Big Brothers Big Sisters. A large majority of children who have a mentor through this notable program do better on school work and behave more appropriately in the classroom. This program also helps with children’s self-confidence, improved relationships with family members, friends, and other adults. Raft for Kids Sake is an annual event, so if you are interested in helping us to give back, join us on the Nantahala next August!
As an outdoor adventure company, environmental awareness is a given for Wildwater. We encouraged our past and potential Guests to join us on Black Friday for a rather…Green Friday where we donated 50% of our revenue to several environmental organizations and causes. At our Zipline Canopy locations we raised $3,500 on Green Friday and supported Walhalla Partners for Progress Heritage Oaks, Asheville GreenWorks, Trees Greenville, Tuckaseegee Watershed and the Arbor Source Hemlock Treatment and Conservation program.
Anne Frank once said that no one has ever become poor from giving. Wildwater is proud to be able to support worthwhile causes and we thank all our Guests who helped by participating in these fun-filled events.