Friday, September 12, 2014

Dragon Boat Festival

Imagine,  3000 breast cancer survivors and supporters in one place at the same time.  Imagine these women traveling from all corners of the world to paddle dragon boats in Nathan Benderson. It's an epic event you won't want to miss - the chance to be involved in this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of "Survivorship & Sisterhood in the Sunshine State"!  

Dragon Boat Race for these heroines to celebrate life and promotion of Breast Cancer Awareness takes place once every four years like the Olympics. This upcoming event will the the 4th competition. Sarasota's Benderson park was chosen as a PRIME location for this World Event.

Wouldn't it be special to be a part of this Pink invasion?  We are seeking volunteers to experience this amazing sports festival and to celebrate these survivors who are making the most of each day.  Volunteers needed include hosting visiting teams as ambassadors, as well as working various areas throughout the race venue and Sarasota.  Donate your time in catering tent, a parade or a Paddlers there are many other ways to give your time as a volunteer. 

This event will change your life..for the better. Sign up now!

See Link for this event's Fabulous Website:

Sign up and become a volunteer to rejoice 
with these international heroines:  

The link below" Register Now" Button  will lead you to the volunteer website.

Click Here to Register

Thank You. See you at our brand new world class Benderson Park in October!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Athletes will arrive a few days ahead.

1) 24th Friday 

A) During the day: A day of massage and physical therapy. Kim Konomo, co-sponsor from Miami, would consider acupuncture treatments from Sarasota for the athletes. Massage has been contracted out. I shall contact East West College of Medicine again.
 [ I hope we can obtain a tent for East West College as they will offer acupuncture on site for the Sat/ Sunday during the day, open for all, FREE OF CHARGE.]

B)  Friday night: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Opening Ceremony  5:00 pm to 6:30 pm 7 pm - 3000 Athletes' Parade Commenced by Steel Drums and Finished with Dragon Dance and Fire Works at 7:30 pm. 10 restaurants and 10 vendors will participate along Main Street. Lakewood Ranch to provide varieties of foods and beverages.

3) Saturday 8:00 am -3:00 pm: Dragon Boat Race follow by a beach party right on Benderson Park.

4) Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Dragon Boat Race followed by Closing Ceremony from4:00 to 5:0 pm - 3 Top Medalists However Every Participant Will Be Winner!!

Very Best Regards,

Lawrence Lonson,
V.P. of Sports, 

Irene Leung,
VCD Xiamen China