After an extraordinary inaugural Festival in 2013, the Dragon Dream Team, Ohio’s first all breast cancer survivor dragon boat team, is thrilled to host a 2014 Festival, Dragons on the Lake at Portage Lakes State Park, on Saturday, July 12. Over 500 paddlers (29 teams) participated last year and said they couldn’t wait to return!
The Dragons return this summer in a Festival that is all about community,camaraderie and competition. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steersperson race in authentic 46-foot dragon boats. ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. It’s a sports suited to all ages, genders and skill levels. The key to winning is not power but paddling in sync. All registered teams receive a 90 minute dragon boat practice on the lake and all equipment (paddles, life vests, boats and a professional steersperson) is provided.
The Festival begins with a ceremonial “Awakening of the Dragons” followed by a full day of dragon boat racing and other fun beach and water activities. It’s a summer spectacle for the entire family. Admission is free for spectators.
Proceeds from Dragons on the Lake will again benefit “Boatloads of Hope” and support Dragon Dream Team community and cancer outreach programs.