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 to Participate in Pink Hat Tea Event

As part of its effort to promote its new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, DRACO will be participating in this year’s Pink Hat Tea on April 16, an event hosted by the Lutheran Medical Center for the benefit of newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer survivors.  The timing is great – the focus of this year’s event is on health, fitness, and the importance of staying active as part of recurrence prevention.

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 BCS community!

Boyd selected for Team USA Crew

Dragon Boat 2015 BannerMichael J. Boyd (Captain Bligh), DRACO President and Captain/Head Coach of the Phantom Dragons, has been formally selected to compete on the Team USA Senior C Mixed crew that will compete in the World Championships in Welland, Ontario in August!

MB DB ShotThe selections were made based on initial physical testing, followed by two separate three-day Tryout Camps that included two-a-day practices, weigh-ins, and a variety of performance tests, both on and off the water.

Now, the only remaining hurdle that he must overcome in order to compete is financial. To help, a RallyMe crowd-funding site set up at this link:

Go Team USA!!!

PrintPlease help if you can. Even if you can’t contribute financially, you can still be of great assistance by spreading the word about this campaign to all your contacts via EMail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media.

Many thanks for your support!

 

Boyd Trying Out for Team USA Crew

MB DB ShotMichael Boyd (a/k/a Captain Bligh!), Captain and Head Coach of the Phantom Dragons dragon boat race team, is vying for a position on the Senior C Team USA Crew that will race in the IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Welland, Ontario this coming August.

Boyd has successfully completed initial physical testing and an the first of two Three-Day Tryout Camps in Florida.  He is scheduled to compete in the second camp in early March.  Stay tuned for more information concerning his quest, and a crowd-funding campaign that is being organized to help defray a portion of the associated expenses.

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Dragon Boats to Race in the Spirit of the Lake Regatta!

The DRACO Mini-Dragon Series has officially begun!

The Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO) has teamed up with Infinite West to help raise funds for Colorado River Headwaters Conservation Education by including a dragon boat division in this year’s Spirit of the Lake Regatta, to be held August 23rd on Grand Lake.

This will mark the first time a dragon boat division has been included in this event (and, the first-ever organized dragon boat racing event in Colorado, apart from the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival).  Both the Lao Buddhist and Phantom Dragons teams, coming off very successful performances in this year’s CDBF, are expected to compete.  Additional information is included in the downloadable Spirit of the Lake DB Challenge Flyer.

There’s still time to register!  Come on out and join in the fun!

Phantom Dragons to Participate in The Longest Day!

On June 21, the Phantom Dragons will be participating in The Longest Day. From sunrise to sunset, we will be paddling dragon boats to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association, and to provide support for, and increase the visibility of, the fun and exciting sport of dragon boat racing.

Please join us in this effort! We would greatly appreciate it if you would make a monetary contribution and/or help us in obtaining pledges to support these worthwhile causes. If you’re in this area, please come out in person to help in our efforts – it should be a very fun and rewarding day! For more information, see our flyer / pledge form at the following link:

Longest Day Fund-Raiser

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