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Registration is open for Dragon Boat Races in Tuscaloosa!

Dec 11, 2012 10:31AM, Published by Kitty, Categories: Today, Community




Release your Inner Dragon!

Teams are registering now for the second annual event that always makes a splash!

Registration for The Junior League of Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Races is open. The event will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Cypress Inn on the Black Warrior River. Sign up by December, 31 for our special early bird pricing.  Top prizes will be awarded, but the real winners are the beneficiaries – the community programs supported by the Junior League of Tuscaloosa.

Michael Wilson, participated on the AFFLINK team, “AFFLINK chose to participate in the inaugural Dragon Boat Races last year because it allowed us to show our thanks and commitment to the Tuscaloosa community...And we'll do it again this year because it was so much fun!”

Dragon Boat racing is rapidly gaining popularity as the eighth fastest-growing water sport in the world. Participants rave about the excitement, friendly competition and community spirit surrounding the sport. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steersperson race in authentic 46-foot long Chinese dragon boats. The Junior League of Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Races features local and regional community and corporate teams racing for title of Grand Champion. Off the water, team members also compete to raise the most pledges for The Junior League of Tuscaloosa.

This event is the ultimate fun combined with an unforgettable fundraising experience. Each team will get an on-water practice session with a trained coach prior to race day and compete in at least two heats on Saturday, April 20, 2012. For more information and to register your Dragon Boat team go to www. jltuscaloosa.org.

Proceeds from the Dragon Boat Races will benefit the Junior League of Tuscaloosa and our community partners, including our Adopt-A-School Partner Holt Elementary, Kids in the Kitchen, The Literacy Council, Beautiful Health and the Alabama Reach Program.  Last year’s race featured 27 teams and raised over $20,000.

The Junior League of Tuscaloosa, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.



Jr League dragon boat


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