Drums & Dragons brings a unique and heartwarming fundraising experience to Asheville, North Carolina, all to benefit area non-profits and the ongoing work of WNC Bridge Foundation.
WNC Bridge Foundation is offering the following ways to get involved in our 5th Anniversary, one-of-a-kind fundraiser:
1. Participate in our virtual event to stay well, earn incentives & prizes, and help support this tremendous cause!
2. Pay just $75 per person for your seat in the boat. Form or Join an existing team & get ready to race!
(Must have a minimum of 15 paddlers and a drummer to keep rhythm, minimum age to participate is 15+. Professional Steerer provided.)
3. Buy your boat today!
$1,500 registration donation includes registration for up to 20 paddlers, 2 alternates, a drummer, and a provided steerer.
* $1,500 "Buy your boat" registration donation applies only to “buy now” registrations. Deadline for all boat registrations is Monday, August 16th.
4. Club teams can participate at the discounted rate of $1,000 for their boat.
Just complete registration steps and select club team registration at checkout.
Prizes will be awarded for Top Individual & Team Fundraisers, Greatest number of steps taken (virtual-only), Greatest Individual / Team Spirit, and more!
Peer-to-Peer fundraising has been at the heart of our mission since we started Drums & Dragons 5 years ago. It is in large part how we have been able to raise over $136,000 for 16 area non-profits in that time. With their proceeds, non-profits have been able to:
  • Purchase handicapped-accessible vans to transport developmentally challenged clients to their medical appointments or to enjoyable group outings.
  • Procure a new orthotics & prosthetics mobile fitting/adjustment unit so they can travel to remote areas to assist their patients.
  • And so much more!!!
Check out this year's four benefitting non-profits!
YOU, too, can be an Ambassador for Drums & Dragons!
Super easy! All you need to do is:
1. Register for the event.
2. Add a picture to your fundraising page.
3. Tell potential donors why these causes are important to you.
4. Share your fundraising page on your social media, email, and in chat groups... the more you raise, the more awesome incentives you earn!
5. If your employer has a matching gift program, check with your human resources department to see if they will add to your & your colleague's support.
6. Log your activity to win e-medals & prizes.
Fundraising milestone incentives:
(please note colors may vary based on availability)
Need help converting your activities to steps? Use this handy chart!
(right click or hold photo to download to your device)
How many steps in a mile? An average person has a stride length of approximately 2.1 to 2.5 feet. That means that it takes over 2,000 steps to walk one mile and 10,000 steps would be almost 5 miles.
COMPLETED: 2,176 miles
TARGET: 5,000 miles
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around Western North Carolina!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness targets.
Share your story.
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100% of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit (3) wonderful,
well-deserving WNC area non-profits, as well as support fundraising
programs of the WNC Bridge Foundation.

St. Gerard House—
Helping individuals with autism and their families experience more joy and achieve meaningful life outcomes. St. Gerard House is a non-profit organization in Hendersonville, NC offering evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other behavioral health needs. St. Gerard House provides programs for individuals of all ages as well as programs for family members, guardians, caregivers, teachers, and others involved with care of the individual. Services are available to individuals, families, and professionals in WNC.

Irene Wortham Center—
Helping children and adults with developmental and/or socioeconomic challenges discover their full potential by providing equitable access to early education, medical care & therapies, and more independent living.

Committed to maintaining critical, not-for-profit services that have existed for decades within our mountain communities. We serve families and individuals of all income levels through our Adult Care Services and the Seating and Wheeled Mobility Clinic.

WNC Bridge Foundation—
Raising funds to support programs that connect individuals in our community with essential resources. The following (5) community initiatives rely on the generous support of our community; You’re Special Fund, Children’s Services Fund, WNC Greatest Needs Fund, Health Scholarships, and Rathbun House, WNC’s WNC’s only hospitality house.

Thank you so much for your commitment in supporting these area non-profits!
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the challenge administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.