They start by painting the eye of the Dragon!

27 Jun They start by painting the eye of the Dragon!

Every day in Beaufort is special though some days are even more special. Not just because of the warm sun, the breeze coming up the river, the beautiful surroundings. It’s because of the almost magical demonstration of compassion, humanity and hard work some from our community.

Saturday was Dragon Boat Race Day.  Teams of energized dedicated humans from throughout the region were hosted by Dragon Boat Beaufort which organized an event that filled the park and brought unusual like to the waters. The day not only raised about $70,000 to help those struggling with cancer, but was a spirited day of play and giving which makes our community even greater.

Thanks Greg Rawls, Andrew Nicholls and the many others who worked hard on the event. I know this community recognizes and thanks you for your dedication to help cancer patients and survivors.




Dragonboat Race Day a Huge Success

[Beaufort, SC] – On Saturday, June 24, DragonBoat Beaufort hosted the 5th annual Dragonboat Race Day in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Twenty-three teams competed for medals during the daylong event with over 3000 spectators throughout the day. Race Directors Andrew Nicholls and Greg Rawls were pleased to announce that over $70,000 was raised, all of which will go to fund DragonBoat Beaufort’s OUTREACH program, which assists Beaufort County cancer patients.

Best Tee Shirt Design - Beaufort Believers
Best Tent Decoration - Tidal Creek Turtles
Best Team Spirit - Swamp Dragons
Best Dressed Drummer - Tidal Creek Turtles
Most Money Raised by a Drummer on Race Day - Thunderstruck II
Fastest Overall Team - Organized Chaos
Fastest Local Team - Single Marine Program
Top Fund Raising Teams:
1. Dragon Slayers
2. We Have the Advantage
3. Swamp Dragons
Top Fund Raising Individuals:
1. Barbara Westcott
2. Connie Stewart
3. Sophia Schade
Heartbeat of the County Cup (awarded to the fastest healthcare-related team) – BMH Spittin’ Fireballs
Hallelujah Cup (awarded to the fastest church-sponsored team) - Tidal Creek Turtles

Medals were awarded for:

BRONZE Weichert Warriors
SILVER Tidal Creek Turtles
GOLD Pinnacle Plastic Surgery

BRONZE Rack Attack
SILVER BMH Spittin’ Fireballs
GOLD Braun and Bling

BRONZE Charlotte Fury
SILVER Charleston Fire Breathers
GOLD Organized Chaos

BRONZE Swamp Dragons
SILVER Beaufort Believers
GOLD DBC Dannie’s Dragons

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 their OUTREACH program which gives 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.

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