One of the prizes at this year’s W.O.L.F. Sanctuary Anniversary Gala Fundraiser will be a Two-Hour Dragon Boat Adventure for Four! The event will give us an opportunity to display our tabletop Dragon Head/Tail exhibit and promote our programs while benefitting another very worthwhile cause.
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!
On May 14, DRACO provided boats, equipment and technical assistance to help a group of East Grand Middle School students put on a dragon boat race on Grand Lake as a fund-raiser for the Shining Stars Foundation. The event was this year’s effort by a Middle School class that does a service project each year to raise funds for a worthwhile cause. In spite of “iffy” weather, the event was a great success, and everyone had a wonderful time. Here’s an article in the local paper describing the event: Dragon Boat Races on Grand Lake
More photos can be seen here: Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Races
Here’s a link to the Championship Race.
Finally, a wonderful “Thank You” from the EGMS Students
DRACO was honored to be a part of Lutheran Medical Center’s Pink Hat Tea this year, an annual event for the benefit of newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer survivors. It was fun to display one of our dragon boats inside the Arvada Center, and a great opportunity to gain visibility in the local BCS community.
We received a warm reception promoting our new Breast Cancer Survivor dragon boat program, and added over a dozen prospective BCS paddlers to our roster!
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!
In case you haven’t been watching closely, several new pages have been added to the web site recently, to recognize our new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat program. Check out the new pages under the “Teams” menu, or use these links:
Stay tuned – more information will be added soon!
Design and construction of DRACO’s new, second-generation pool paddling simulator (Sinker) is complete, and winter practices have now resumed. Based on initial testing on January 30 and February 6, the new simulator is greatly improved over the first generation prototype! See video from her maiden voyage at First Practice Video.
Happy New Year everyone! DRACO and it’s member Phantom Dragons Team joined forces to see in the New Year w/ an event featuring MegaScorch, the Fire-Breathing Dragon, at the Colorado Plus Brewpub. It was a very fun celebration, and helped raise funds to support a worthwhile cause – DRACO’s Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Program.