Last year, Seabrook Island formed the first ever Dragon Boat Team, The Seabrook Island Dragonslayers, and successfully participated in the 12 annual Drabon Boat Festival, hosted by Dragonboat Charleston (DBC). The mission of DBC is to promote the physical, mental and emotional health of cancer survivors through Dragon Boat racing.
The 13 annual Dragon Boat Festival will be held May 9, 2020 at Brittlebank Park on the Ashley River in downtown Charleston. We have had an enthusiastic response from many Seabrookers, and are within 5 paddlers of having a full team! Will you join us?
No experience is required. DBC will provide a steersperon, life jackets and paddles for everyone. Two practice sessions per team will be scheduled during the two weeks prior to the festival. The cost is $45.00 per person and each paddler is asked to try to raise a minimum of $50.00 in donations (in addition to the $45.00 entry fee). These donations ensure DBC cancer survivors are able to participate in its many paddling and wellness programs without any personal cost.
Approximately 60 teams race in the festival and none of the teams practice more than the two times offered by DBC, so there is friendly competition among inexperienced teams for a great cause. It’s a great day of fun!!!
Please let me know if you are interested as our registration deadline is fast approaching.
Thanks very much,
-Submitted by Lois Rinehimer