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WND & WVS BCBS Champ Cup Winners !!!

2017 Photos on Line at Smug Mug: 

 https://dragonheartvermont.smugmug.com/2017-Lake-Champlain-Dragon-Boat-Festival

2017 ended up being another successful year of fun and smiles. Saturday's weather went around the Burlington Waterfront enabling the Sister Races to go as planned. Sunday's windy morning and afternoon posed challenging starts for the racers and the boats were forced to go out with 16 paddlers for the start and the end of the day due to winds. The races still went on and the teams competed right up to the final heat between the Snap Slayerz and WND & WVS.

WND and WVS is our repeat Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Champ Cup winner for 2017. After winning they helped load boats on the trailer for transport. What a great bunch of people in that organization. The question remains.....can they go for a 3peat in 2018?

Our Dragonheart VT team would like to extend our gratitude to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and our sponsors, our community racers, BCS racers, donors, volunteers and vendors for 2017. It was another truly successful year due to all of your help.

Prizes for the two best team Fundraising teams!!!! A team meal at The Skinny Pancake was awarded to North Star Leasing - Legends in Leasing for dinner on Friday, Aug 4th as the #2 team, raising $3,505 at last calculation.  Soaring On, one of our self-sponsored test teams raised a total of $6,695 at last calculation and earned a meal on Saturday night, Aug 5th for the #1 team

Winners of the May Individual Fundraisers for a 100 gift certificate to LL Bean were Gabrielle Blow and Jennifer Costa, both from Team SOARING ON!

Winners of the June Individual Fundraisers for a 100 gift certificate to Wind and Waves were Martha Lyons from the Burlington Rugby Ruck N' Rowers and Lyman Kasey and Heney Jenna, both from Team SOARING ON! Well done Ladies!! 

July Fundraiser winners were Dan Feeney from North Star Leasing - Legend in Leasing, and Brett Haug from the Snap Dragonz for a $100 gift certificate to LL Bean 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont presents the liveliest event of the summer—the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival! It’s 1,600 dedicated Vermonters racing 41-foot long dragon boats for an unforgettable day of fitness, fun, and fundraising. Our community teams are made up of local businesses, non-profits, service groups, neighbors, and families like YOU who know that together we can make a real difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors with cancer. No experience necessary. Come join the fun!

Dragonheart Vermont strives to strengthen and empower breast cancer survivors and supporters through the challenging sport of dragon boating, instilling in its members the values of teamwork, fitness and community giving.  

Funds raised from the Festival benefit the programs of Dragonheart Vermont and other cancer non-profit organizations in our area. This year, we are excited to once again help Camp Ta-Kum-Ta (www.takumta.org), Vermont’s camp for children who have or have had cancer. For the past 32 years, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has been offering year-round ‘camp’ experiences in a safe and loving environment to children who have or have had cancer and their families.

 

When you see the excitement at the Festival, you will want to be in a Boat!!!    

2017 FESTIVAL FUN

BE A PART OF IT! 
Team Up!
Race! 
Volunteer!
Donate! 
Pick-Your-Prize Raffle!
Come Down and Watch the Races!
Sisters at Heart Celebration (Breast Cancer Survivor event)!

$74,071 raised
of $200,000

 
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