BING sponsors BCS Dragon Boat Program!

BING Sponsorship

DRACO is proud to announce that the Bing Beverage Company will provide sponsorship support of our BCS Dragon Boat program at multiple events during the 2017 racing season.  Thanks Bing!!!  

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Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms Race in Arizona

Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms, who raced in the 2016 Arizona Dragon Boat Festival held October 1-2, 2K16. Always short-handed for the event, the Phantoms crew received some greatly appreciated help from a wide variety of paddlers from other parts of the US and Canada.  Many thanks to everyone who made it possible for us to race in this event!

Results and Photos

The Arizona Festival is always a very competitive event.  Check out the full Race Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms Race in Colorado Springs

Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for their outstanding performance in the 2K16 GWN/Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival. This was a great event, very professionally organized and run, and featuring a higher level of competition than the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.  A highlight of the day was the Cancer Survivor Ceremony. It was great to see the two cancer survivor groups, including our own Pink Phantoms, get some well-deserved recognition. 

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Additional photos and video clips shot at the event are posted here:

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – Colorado Springs 2K16

 

 

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Dragon Boat on Display at CLC Race 4 Research

Dragon Boat on Display for National Cancer Survivors Day

As part of its effort to promote its new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, DRACO had a dragon boat on display at this year’s Race 4 Research on Sunday, August 21, 2K16.  The annual event was hosted by the Cancer League of Colorado, and is a major fund-raiser for that organization.

 

Photos

Additional photos taken at the event can be seen at this link:

CLC Race 4 Research Photos

 

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Dragon Boat Demo at Spirit of the Lake Regatta

On August 13, 2016 the Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO) put on a dragon boat demonstration as part of the Spirit of the Lake Regatta on Grand Lake. The event served as a fund-raiser to benefit Infinite West and its Colorado River Headwaters Conservation efforts, along with promoting DRACO’s breast cancer survivor (BCS) dragon boat program. Phantom Dragons and Pink Phantoms paddlers showed off their racing skills, and also provided a dragon boat paddling experience for interested spectators.  

Dragon Boat Demo at Spirit of the Lake Regatta Photos

More photos can be seen here:  Spirit of the Lake Regatta 2K16

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Phantoms Win CDBF Bling

Phantoms Win CDBF Bling!!!  The Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew raced to a strong finish at the 2K16 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.  The crew performed well in every division, capturing 3rd Place in the 120-Meter Competitive Division, 2nd Place in the 500-Meter Recreational Division, and 1st Place in the 250-Meter Recreational Division.  Congratulations Phantoms! 

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Additional photos and video clips shot at the event are posted here:

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – CDBF 2K16

 

 

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Dragon Boat on Display at Leaves of Hope Run/Walk

Dragon Boat on Display for National Cancer Survivors Day

As part of its effort to promote its new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, DRACO had a dragon boat on display at this year’s Leaves of Hope and Cancer Survivors Celebration on Sunday, June 5, 2K16.  The event was hosted by the Lutheran Medical Center and, with more than 1,000 survivors, patients, families, hospital associates and community members on hand, marked Jefferson County’s largest National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration.  Our display was part of the health and safety fair featuring a variety of non-profit organizations that focus on cancer survivorship, health and fitness.

Photos

Additional photos taken at the event can be seen at this link:

Leaves of Hope Walk/Run Photos

 

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Dragon Boat Adventure to be offered at WOLF Gala

One of the prizes at this year’s W.O.L.F. Sanctuary Anniversary Gala Fundraiser will be a Two-Hour Dragon Boat Adventure for Four!  The event will give us an opportunity to display our tabletop Dragon Head/Tail exhibit and promote our programs, while benefitting another very worthwhile cause.

Dragon Boat Table Display

WOLF Benefit Graphics

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 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 hosts EGMS Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Race

On May 14, DRACO provided boats, equipment and technical assistance to help a group of East Grand Middle School students put on the Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Race on Grand Lake, a fund-raiser to benefit 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  

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Photos / Video

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

 

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