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 $4,500 Service Grant by the Cancer League of Colorado, in support of its BCS dragon boat program and related activities that benefit Colorado’s cancer survivor community.

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

 

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DRACO Hosts 2nd Annual Shining Stars Dragon Boat Race

DRACO Hosts Shining Stars Dragon Boat Race

On September 22, 2018, DRACO hosted the second annual 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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Pink Phantoms promote at BCS Pink Hat Tea

Members of DRACO’s Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew were honored to participate in 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 again connected with a number of prospective BCS paddlers!

 

Additional Photos of the event are posted here:

BCS Pink Hat Tea 2K18

 

 

 

 

 

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AZDBA Donates Dragon Boats to DRACO!

AZDBA Donates Dragon Boats to DRACO!

Many thanks to the Arizona Dragon Boat Association for the generous donation of two used 20-man Champion dragon boats and related equipment in support of our non-profit programs and activities.  After making the necessary modifications to our trailer, we picked the boats up at the 2018 Arizona Dragon Boat Festival and hauled them back to Denver.

The trip was not without its challenges.  We blew a tire on the trailer on the trip down, and blizzard conditions from Pueblo to Denver on the return trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to the AZDBA for your support!!!

 

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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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