Dragon Boat Beaufort Brings Home the Gold

09 May Dragon Boat Beaufort Brings Home the Gold

DragonBoat Beaufort Wins Medals at the Charleston Dragonboat Festival

[Beaufort, SC] – DragonBoat Beaufort, the local cancer survivor/supporter racing team, competed in the 10th annual Charleston Dragonboat Festival Saturday, May 6 and won a GOLD medal for the Cancer Survivor Division and a SILVER Medal for Division “C”.

DragonBoat Beaufort will host the 5th annual Dragonboat Race Day on Saturday, June 24 in Waterfront Park. They are still looking for teams to compete. Anyone can form a team – businesses, community organizations, civic clubs, churches, schools. All you need is 20-25 paddlers and a drummer to form a team. All teams will be trained how to paddle a dragonboat and all equipment will be supplied including a trained steerer. Teams will race three times during Race Day on June 24 competing for medals.

Dragonboat Beaufort is a non-profit organization located in Beaufort, SC. DragonBoat Beaufort’s mission is to provide cancer survivors the opportunity to heal and regain physical and psychological strength and wellness through the camaraderie and competition of dragonboat paddling and racing. In addition, DragonBoat Beaufort supports those impacted by cancer through outreach and one-and-one grants to local cancer patients to assist with needs they are unable to afford or for which they lack coverage; and through support and counseling for cancer patients in treatment and in remission, including support for their caregivers.

For more information, please visit www.dragonboat-raceday.com.