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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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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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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Phantoms Win Division in Colorado Springs

Phantoms Win Division!!!  Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for their outstanding performance in the 2K17 Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival. The crew put together a series of outstanding races, capturing the Mixed Division Consolation Championship trophy.  Great job, Phantoms!!! 

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

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – Colorado Springs 2K17

 

 

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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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Great Phantoms Performance at CDBF 2K17

Great Phantoms Performance at CDBF 2K17!!!  The Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms performed well at the 2K17 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.  The crew placed well in every division, capturing 3rd Place in the 500-Meter Recreational Division, 3rd Place in the 250-Meter Recreational B Division, and 2nd Place in the 125-Meter Recreational Division.  Outstanding Job, Phantoms! 

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For this event, we allowed a Denver Post videographer to mount a 360 degree camera on the dragon boat during our races.  Here’s a link to one of the videos:  

Phantoms in 360°

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

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – CDBF 2K17

 

 

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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!

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Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms Compete in Arizona

Congratulations to the Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms crew for their strong showing in the 2017 Arizona Dragon Boat Festival held March 25-26, 2K17. Short-handed for the event (as usual), the Phantoms crew had some much appreciated help from a wide variety of paddlers from other areas.  Many thanks to everyone who joined forces w/ us to race in this event!

Results and Photos

This year’s Arizona Festival was a very competitive event.  Check out the full Race Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional photos of the event are posted here:

Phantom Dragons / Pink Phantoms – Arizona 2K17

 

 

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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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