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!
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.
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!!!
Photos / Video
Additional photos and video clips shot at the event are posted here:
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!
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!
Photos / Video
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:
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!
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
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!!!