Pipan Pacer – WASDA Scholarship Fundraiser 2021


We are still social distancing in several parts of North America and the world. But, that will not stop WASDA!

Kick-off your summer with the Pipan Pacer from Thursday, June 17th – Thursday, June 24th, 2021. It is a first-time, one-of-a-kind fundraiser for the WASDA Scholarship Fund. We are holding a week-long, virtual event that encourages WASDA members to get outside and be active. The Pipan Pacer will culminate in a Virtual Networking Event on Thursday, June 24th, on the virtual platform, Remo.

This fundraiser is designed for participants of all levels, and it can be done anywhere you choose, at any pace. There will be “challenges” to excite you and to encourage healthy competition among your industry colleagues. As long as you're moving, you're improving!

And, remember… We’re doing this for Bernie!

 Pipan Pacer – Register Here!


What is the Pipan Pacer?

The Pipan Pacer is a week-long, virtual event that encourages WASDA members to get outside and be active! The goal of the Pipan Pacer is to move your body, create connectivity while we are apart, and raise money for the WASDA Scholarship Fund. The late Bernie Pipan was committed to continuously moving and improving in all aspects of life, and this Pipan Pacer fundraiser is dedicated in his name to inspire WASDA members to take after Bernie's lead.


How Do I Participate?

This fundraiser is designed for participants of all levels! Tracking of steps, routes, etc. are not required. You can participate in the Pipan Pacer by yourself, with your organization, or with your family and friends (pets included)! It can be done anywhere you choose, at any pace.

Choose your own adventure! As long as you're moving, you're improving! Encouraged activities include but are not limited to:
  • Walking or Running (Pets and children not required, but highly encouraged!)
  • Hiking
  • Cycling 
  • Rollerblading
  • And so much more! 

How Do I Engage with WASDA Members?

You will be able to engage with Pipan Pacer participants through the official Facebook Page: Pipan Pacer – WASDA Scholarship Fundraiser. Engagement on the official Facebook Page is not required to participate in the Pipan Pacer, but it is encouraged to connect with WASDA members, share daily updates, post pictures taken, and participate in the "Daily Challenges" during the event. 

Each day on the official Facebook Page, WASDA Staff will post a "Daily Challenge" to motivate participants and encourage healthy competition among your industry colleagues! To participate in the Daily Challenges, participants will be encouraged to share pictures and updates on the official Facebook Page. At the WASDA Networking Event on Thursday, June 24th, winners will be announced for each Daily Challenge, pending participation. You can review the Daily Challenges which are outlined in the Schedule of Events section below.

Please note that you will need a Facebook account to interact on the official Pipan Pacer – WASDA Scholarship Fundraiser Facebook Page. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.


How Do I Register?

To participate in the Pipan Pacer, please register below using your WASDA login credentials. If you do not have WASDA login credentials, please use the "New Users" section on the registration page.

  • Your username is your email address associated with the WASDA account.
  • If you do not remember your password, please select "Forgot Password" on the login page to reset your password.

Is There a Registration Fee?

In order to participate in the Pipan Pacer Scholarship Fundraiser, you will select your preferred registration fee (minimum of $25.00 per person). All proceeds will directly benefit the WASDA Scholarship Fund as a donation. We appreciate your contribution to the WASDA Scholarship Fund!

Please note that contributions to the WASDA Scholarship Fund are tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
Pipan Pacer – Register Here!


Schedule of Events & Daily Challenges

*Schedule is subject to change.

To participate in the Daily Challenges, participants will be encouraged to share pictures and updates on the official Pipan Pacer – WASDA Scholarship Fundraiser Facebook Page.

  • Thursday, June 17th – Pipan Pacer Kick-Off
    • Daily Challenge: The Best Promotional Apparel & Gear
      • Gather up all of your favorite promotional gear and show off your pride!
      • Examples include: company gear, high school / college gear, etc. 
  • Friday, June 18th
    • Daily Challenge: The Best Photo (does not need to include the participate)
      • Snap a memorable photo during the activity of your choice!
  • Saturday: June 19th
    • Daily Challenge: The Most Unique Location / Scenery
      • Show us where you chose to complete your Saturday activity!
      • Example includes: Beaches, parks, sunsets, nature, etc.
  • Sunday, June 20th
    • Daily ChallengeThe Most Interesting Outfit* (*appropriate)
      • Tap into your creative mindset and show us your most unique outfit!
      • Examples include: former Halloween costumes, etc.
  • Monday, June 21st
    • Daily Challenge: Pick a WASDA Member to Challenge
      • This challenge is open for your imagine. Be creative and motivate others!
      • Example: "I walked 4 miles today. Nate, I challenge you to walk 4 miles!"
  • Tuesday, June 22nd
    • Daily Challenge: The Best Sports Team Apparel
      • Put on your favorite sports team's apparel and get moving!
  • Wednesday, June 23rd
    • Daily ChallengeThe Most Creative WASDA Gear and/or Call a WASDA Member
      • Show off your WASDA pride by wearing WASDA apparel or creating your own gear!
        • Examples include: WASDA gear, WASDA signage, industry references, etc.
      • Call a WASDA Member you haven't spoken to in a while either before, during, or after your activity!
  • Thursday, June 24th – Pipan Pacer Wrap-Up & WASDA Networking Event 
    • Daily ChallengeThe Most Motivating Song
      • Did you listen to music during your activity? Tell us which song(s) motivated you on the last day!

Ongoing Challenges:

  • The Most Active Throughout the Pipan Pacer
  • The Most Days Active with a Pet/Animal
  • The Most Donations Collected by an Individual
  • The Most Engaged on the Pipan Pacer - WASDA Scholarship Fundraiser Facebook Page
Download the Schedule of Events Here!


WASDA Scholarship Fund

The WASDA Scholarship Fund is designed to give students of WASDA member companies support in pursuit of achieving their higher education goals. Donations from the fundraisers, such as the Pipan Pacer, helps award students of both Distributor and Associate WASDA Members with $1,000 to use toward higher education! Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years based on maintaining a 3.0 GPA (or higher). 

Interested in looking through past Matt Stager Memorial Scholarship and WASDA Scholarship recipients? With the help of generous donations, the WASDA Scholarship Fund has helped students in higher education dating back to 2005! You can review past winners below!


Review Past Scholarship Winners Here!

Who is Bernie Pipan?

Bernie Pipan Image


Bernie Pipan, former Vice President  Corporate Accounts of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., wholeheartedly embodied the spirit of WASDA. He had a big smile, big heart, and a big presence. Although his physical presence could be commanding at first sight, Bernie made everyone around him feel welcomed and heard. When gathering at WASDA meetings, Bernie made conducting business easy and knew exactly when to shift gears from work to play. Outside of work, Bernie had a passion for living a healthy lifestyle, and you could always find him outdoors or in the gym. To carry on his commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle, the Pipan Pacer is dedicated in memory of Bernie.



If you have any questions about the Pipan Pacer, please contact WASDA at [email protected] or 630.672.3670.