DRACO to Participate in Leaves of Hope Run/Walk

As part of its effort to promote its new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, DRACO will be participating in this year’s Leaves of Hope and Cancer Survivors Celebration on Sunday, June 5.  The event is hosted by the Lutheran Medical Center and, with more than 1,000 survivors, patients, families, hospital associates and community members, is Jefferson County’s largest National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration.  We will be part of the health and safety fair that features a variety of non-profit organizations that focus on cancer survivorship, health and fitness.

We plan to have a dragon boat on display, along with video and/or other promotional materials available.  Please join us for this great event, and help support both our program and the local cancer survivor community!

DRACO – EGMS/Shining Stars Dragon Boat Fund-Raiser

On May 14, DRACO provided boats, equipment and technical assistance to help a group of East Grand Middle School students put on a dragon boat race on Grand Lake as a fund-raiser for the Shining Stars Foundation.  The event was this year’s effort by a Middle School class that does a service project each year to raise funds for a worthwhile cause.  In spite of “iffy” weather, the event was a great success, and everyone had a wonderful time.  Here’s an article in the local paper describing the event:  Dragon Boat Races on Grand Lake  KISA Photo

More photos can be seen here:  Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Races

Here’s a link to the Championship Race.

Finally, a wonderful “Thank You” from the EGMS Students

EGMS Thank You


Snow doesn’t dampen BCS Pink Hat Tea Spirits!

DRACO was honored to be a part of Lutheran Medical Center’s Pink Hat Tea this year, an annual event for the benefit of newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer survivors.  It was fun to display one of our dragon boats inside the Arvada Center, and a great opportunity to gain visibility in the local BCS community.

We received a warm reception promoting our new Breast Cancer Survivor dragon boat program, and added over a dozen prospective BCS paddlers to our roster!








Breast Cancer Survivor Program Info!

In case you haven’t been watching closely, several new pages have been added to the web site recently, to recognize our new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat program.  Check out the new pages under the “Teams” menu, or use these links:

DRACO Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Club

BCS Team Membership

BCS Paddler Bios

BCS Program Photos/Video/Media

BCS Program Links & Reference Materials

Stay tuned – more information will be added soon!

Pool Simulator a Hit with New BCS Paddlers

We continue to make minor improvements to DRACO’s new, second-generation pool paddling simulator (Sinker), and it is proving to be a great hit with our Phantom Dragons and new BCS paddlers.  Below are photos taken during recent practice sessions.

Pool Simulator Practice 19Mar2K16

Pool Simulator Practice 19Mar2K16-2

Paddles Up!

Paddles Up!

Phantom Dragons paddlers, ready for "Sinker's" maiden voyage!

Phantom Dragons paddlers, ready for “Sinker’s” maiden voyage!


Winter Practices resume with New Pool Simulator

Design and construction of DRACO’s new, second-generation pool paddling simulator (Sinker) is complete, and winter practices have now resumed.  Based on initial testing on January 30 and February 6, the new simulator is greatly improved over the first generation prototype!  See video from her maiden voyage at First Practice Video.

Our New Simulator arrives at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center

Our New Simulator arrives at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center

Phantom Dragons paddlers, ready for "Sinker's" maiden voyage!

Phantom Dragons paddlers, ready for “Sinker’s” maiden voyage!

Paddles Up!

Paddles Up!

DRACO Heats Up NYE w/ Fire-Breathing Dragon to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Team

Happy New Year everyone!  DRACO and it’s member Phantom Dragons Team joined forces to see in the New Year w/ an event featuring MegaScorch, the Fire-Breathing Dragon, at the Colorado Plus Brewpub. It was a very fun celebration, and helped raise funds to support a worthwhile cause – DRACO’s Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Program.

Superbowl Party