Meet The Founders
Dawson Jones
Founder
When asked "why do you want to make this journey?"

"​I want to complete this trip in honor of a close friend, Connor McMahon, who has battled childhood cancer and prevailed on three seperate occasions. This young kid showcases the quality traits every man wishes they could have. He showed immense amounts of bravery and strength during his battle with cancer and he always did it with such a positive attitude and high level of optimism. I have nothing but respect for him. This one's for you buddy."

                       
Favorite Sports Teams:
-NFL: Atlanta Falcons
-College Football (NCAA): Clemson Tigers
-NHL: Winnipeg Jets

Favorite Artists/Bands:
-Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Lynard Skynard
-Zac Brown Band

Interests/Sports/Hobbies:
-Hockey
-Golf
-Hanging with friends
Shane Doyle
Founder
When asked "why do you want to make this journey?"

"Kayaking is something I simply love to do, so a kayaking trip down the Chattahoochee with a great group of guys will be a memory I keep forever. Also, I chose to support and participate in this trip because I want to generate awareness and funds for cancer research. My mother is a cancer survivor, so I know firsthand not only what the disease can do to a person, but also to a family. I really want to complete this trip in hopes of making a difference for those impacted by cancer."
                         
                      
Favorite Sports Teams:
-NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers
-College Football (NCAA): Alabama
-NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite Artists/Bands:
-Alan Jackson
-AC/DC
-Garth Brooks

Interests/Sports/Hobbies:
-Avid Star Wars fan
-Hiking
-Football
Vaughn Necaise
Founder
Favorite Sports Teams:
-NFL: Atlanta Falcons
-College Football (NCAA): Ole Miss
-MLB: Atlanta Braves

Favorite Artists/Bands:
-Aerosmith
-X Ambassadors
-George Strait

Interests/Sports/Hobbies:
-Fishing
-Photography
-Hiking
When asked "why do you want to make this journey?"

"I'm down for any adventure; I am excited for this awesome experience and opportunity as well. My family has been affected by cancer so I am super pumped to be able to do something that is going to benefit the research and treatment of something so close to my family and I. I can't wait to begin our "Paddle for the Battle."' 
                       
​​Meet the Team
Maguire Schippman
Team Member
Favorite Sports Teams:
-NFL: Atlanta Falcons
-College Football (NCAA): UGA
-MLB: Atlanta Braves

Favorite Artists/Bands:
-Azizi Gibson
-Prince
-Bob Marley

Interests/Sports/Hobbies:
-Photography
-Lacrosse
-Fishing
When asked "why do you want to make this journey?"

"I would like to kayak the entire Chattahoochee River to not only create new memories with the boys, but also I would like to honor and help out the members of the younger generation of society that are not able to participate in activities like this. It's truly humbling to be able to be apart of a group like this that is making such a difference in young kids' lives."
                       
Andrew Crews
Team Member
Favorite Sports Teams:
-NFL: Atlanta Falcons
-College Football (NCAA): UGA
-NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite Artists/Bands:
-Brad Paisley
-Carrie Underwood
-Darius Rucker

Interests/Sports/Hobbies:
-Football
-Adventuring
-Cliff Jumping
When asked "why do you want to make this journey?"

"This journey will be an awesome opportunity to polish my survival skills and escape from civilazation for a bit. I also want to support cancer victims as much as I can due to what my aunt faced when she was battling it. I have seen the effects this disease can have on victims and their families and I want to help in any way I can"
                       
Nate Berry
Team Member
Favorite Sports Team:
-NFL: New England Patriots
-College Football (NCAA): Tennessee
-NHL: Boston Bruins

Favorite Artists/Bands:
-ZZ Top
-Lumineers
-Billy Currington

Interests/Sports/Hobbies:
-Hiking
-Kayaking
-Jet-skiing
When asked "why do you want to make this journey?"

"I want to complete this journey because one of my good family friends that I have known since I was 2 years old just recently passed away from Ewing's sarcoma. Ewing's sarcoma is a very rare form of bone cancer. She was one of the most outgoing and kind people I have ever known throughout my entire life. I saw how cancer had affected her and her family and it showed me just how devastating the disease can be. CURE Childhood Cancer, our charity partner, made such a difference for her and her family during their hardest times. I am glad we have partnered with them."
                       
Joey Zang
Team Member
Favorite Sports Teams:
-NFL: Atlanta Falcons
-College Football (NCAA): Alabama
-NHL: St. Louis Blues

Favorite Artists/Bands:
-Tim Mcgraw
-Kanye West
-J. Cole

Interests/Sports/Hobbies:
-Golf
-Hunting
-Dirt biking
When asked "why do you want to make this journey?"

"Childhood cancer is awful and I hate that there are kids out there suffering from this awful illness. I'm very blessed and fortunate to not be affected by cancer which is why I need to seize this opportunity to help those who aren't in the same position as me. I love the outdoors and I can't wait to begin this trip and make a difference for childhood cancer."