Dragon Boat Races - April 27th
Apr 14, 2013 06:04PM, Published by Kitty, Categories: Community
25 teams are now registered for the second annual event that always makes a
The event will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Cypress Inn on the Black Warrior River. Top prizes will be awarded, but the real winners are the beneficiaries – the community programs supported by the Junior League of Tuscaloosa.
The opening ceremony will begin at 10:30am and the race will start at 11:00am. The event is free to spectators. There will also be a Children’s Fun area sponsored by Nucor Steel. Come out to enjoy delicious food, music, and a competitive race.
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 27, 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 26 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.