Do you know a woman who needs an outdoor adventure? Here’s an opportunity to nominate her for an exciting trip. Danielle Wolter Nolan and Kate Nolan of DNK Presents host an unprecedented event each year, the Live Adventurously, Women’s Adventure Giveaway. This event is a chance for people to nominate a woman in their lives who may win a customized extended backcountry adventure weekend guided by outdoor pros Danielle and Kate.
This trip takes four women off the grid for four days, which means cell phones are taken away! Danielle and Kate will select the adventure activities that may include backpacking, mountain biking, rappelling, bouldering, zip lining, paddling or another thrilling experience.
“Growing our company since 2014, we’ve focused on women’s empowerment and getting more women and girls into the outdoors. On our women’s only adventures, we noticed that many women were having breakthrough moments and surprising themselves, saying things such as, ‘I never thought I could carry everything I needed for the weekend on my back, make fire, filter my own water and have a blast doing it!’ We saw women go on to summit mountains, ask for raises at work and do other amazing things. We noticed these outdoor experiences weren’t just fun and educational, but empowering, showing women they could do much more than they thought they could, and they got to meet other amazing women who enjoyed the outdoors, as well,” Kate said.
“We decided it would be cool to give back in some way for women in our community, since their stories and experiences had greatly inspired so many. We knew many women ourselves who we wanted to share an adventure with, and every time we spoke about our adventures, women would mention, ‘So-and-so needs to do this but she can’t because of X’ (insert some excuse here). This is what brought the idea of a nomination based giveaway - we found everyone knows someone who could use an adventure in her life,” Danielle added.
The duo also produced an award-winning documentary film, “Live Adventurously” that follows the four women who won the inaugural Women’s Adventure Giveaway. You can see the trailer and learn more about the event on the website www.liveadventurouslyfilm.com.
Reflection Riding recently hosted an outdoor viewing of this film that left the women who were featured feeling more empowered, excited and more knowledgeable of the outdoors and of themselves. It’s good to step outside your comfort zone and push yourself a little, and these women definitely did that!
For 2019, DNK Presents opened the giveaway to women in and outside the Chattanooga area. Anyone in Tennessee, areas of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Alabama are welcome to nominate a woman they know who could use an adventure in her life. The winners of the giveaway will need to provide transportation to and from Chattanooga for the weekend of the trip May 16-19, 2019, as well as on one or two dates prior to the weekend trip.
Have someone in mind? From January 1 through February 28, 2019, you can nominate a deserving woman. The Nolans recommend nominating a woman who is overworked, a selfless individual, a busy parent, has overcome an obstacle in her life, or has always wanted to try something new in the outdoors, for example. This adventure will provide women with self-discovery, empowerment and confidence so they can see how truly amazing they are!
Nominees must be able to: carry at least 35 pounds on their backs; ride a bicycle (basic); give up their phone/technology for four days; live in the woods for four days with little to no modern amenities; try new things. Go to www.dnkpresents.com to share your nominee’s story for a chance to win a life changing, wild, adventurous weekend!