DRACO Awarded Cancer League of Colorado Grant!

DRACO Awarded Cancer League of Colorado Grant

DRACO is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $3,500 Service Grant by the Cancer League of Colorado, in support of its BCS dragon boat program.  These funds will be used for dragon boating equipment and associated costs so that Colorado survivors may enjoy the many benefits of BCS dragon boat racing.

Many thanks to the Cancer League of Colorado for your support!!!

 

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DRACO to Participate in BCS Pink Hat Tea Event

Pink Phantoms to attend Pink Hat Tea

As part of its effort to promote its Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, members and supporters of DRACO’s Pink Phantoms crew will be participating in this year’s BCS Pink Hat Tea on April 7, an event hosted by the Lutheran Medical Center for the benefit of newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer survivors.  The theme of this year’s event, to be held at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, is “Brewing Gratitude”, and will focus on finding gratitude in your life and how it fits into healthy survivorship.

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

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Kamikaze Launches 4000+ in Punkin Chunkin Colorado 2K17

Kamikaze Launches 4000+ in Punkin Chunkin Colorado 2K17!

Click on Photo for Video of Launch!

DRACO was well-represented at this year’s Punkin Chunkin Colorado, a two-day, nationally-sanctioned pumpkin launching competition held in Aurora, Colorado on October 7-8, 2017.  This is an annual event for members of the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crews, providing an opportunity to gain publicity for DRACO and our breast cancer survivor (BCS) program.

We had a great competition this year. Although we didn’t have quite the distance capability of the two largest air cannons that competed (each of which set a new world record for launch distance, the last an amazing 4,970 feet), we did set a personal record for our launcher of 4,084 feet, earning us a seat in the prestigious 4,000+ Club!

Punkin Chunkin Photos / Video

Photos taken at the event can be seen at the following link.  Also included are a number of photos showing modifications to our compressed air cannon, Kamikaze (Divine Wind) to get it ready for this year’s launch.

Kamikaze – Punkin Chunkin CO 2K17

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Phantoms Participate in Taking Steps for Cancer 5K

Members of the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms participated in the Taking Steps for Cancer 5K in Grand Lake on September 24, 2K17.  The event benefitted the Mountain Family Center, an organization that provides cancer support services to Grand County residents.

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Taking Steps for Cancer 5K

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Dragon Boat Featured at LBT Black Tie Fundraiser

On September 9, 2017 the Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO) provided a dragon boat and paddles for display and photo opportunities as part of the LBT Black Tie Fundraiser Dinner, an event to benefit the local Lao Buddhist Temple. It was a very fun event, and everyone had a wonderful time.

Photos

Photos from the event can be seen at this link:

LBT Black Tie Fundraiser Pix

 

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DRACO Hosts Shining Stars Dragon Boat Race

On September 9, 2017, DRACO hosted a dragon boat race on Lake Arbor for the Shining Stars Foundation kids and their families.  The event was a great success, and everyone had a wonderful time.  

Shining Stars Dragon Boat Articles / Photos

Here’s a link to a Shining Stars newsletter, describing the event:  Dragon Boat Races  

More photos can be seen here:  Shining Stars Dragon Boat Races

The event was so successful that planning is already underway for another Shining Stars dragon boat race next year!

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Dragon Boat Races at Spirit of the Lake Regatta

On August 12, 2017 the Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO) provided boats, equipment and technical assistance to put on dragon boat races 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 DRACO’s breast cancer survivor (BCS) dragon boat program.  The race featured six local 10-man teams, all without any prior dragon boat experience.  From a management standpoint, it proved to be a challenging, but highly successful, event!

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Pink Phantoms promote at BCS Pink Hat Tea

Members of DRACO’s Pink Phantoms crew were honored to be a part of Lutheran Medical Center’s BCS Pink Hat Tea again this year, an annual event for the benefit of newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer survivors.  It was a wonderful opportunity to gain visibility and support for our breast cancer survivor dragon boat program, and we added a number of prospective BCS paddlers to our roster!

BCS Pink Hat Tea Photos

 

 

 

 

 

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DRACO Awarded Grant for BCS Dragon Boat Program!

DRACO Awarded Cancer League of Colorado Grant

DRACO is pleased to report that it has been awarded a $7,500 Service Grant by the Cancer League of Colorado, in support of its BCS dragon boat program.  This grant will be used to provide a fully-outfitted boat that will enable Colorado survivors to enjoy the benefits of BCS dragon boat racing.

Many thanks to the Cancer League of Colorado for your support!!!

 

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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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