Supporting The Florida Center For Early Childhood
Bradenton, FL. (8/25/14) — Individuals and teams from Manatee and Sarasota Counties and the surrounding region will converge on Sat., October 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Tarpon Pointe Grill and Tiki Bar for the inaugural Tarpon Pointe Dragon Boat Festival for Kids. Through a partnership with High Five Dragon Boat, based in Tampa, FL, the Tarpon Pointe Grill and the Florida Center for Early Childhood are beginning their strategic effort to create and recruit teams to participate in this unique event.
Kelly Gotha, of Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar shares, “We are really looking forward to this event. It’s going to be very exciting for our staff and patrons!”. Fundraising will be the main focus for this community event. Proceeds will be benefiting the Florida Center for Early Childhood, based in Sarasota, FL. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event.
Dragon Boat Racing is great fun for anyone, young or old. This local event will attract primarily co-ed teams from corporations, public service groups, small businesses, high schools, colleges and universities. It is also expected that a handful of dragon boat “club” teams will travel to Bradenton for the weekend to participate from around the Gulf Coast region. There are now over 70 communities hosting Dragon Boat Festivals in the U.S. alone, and over 60 million participants worldwide.
Entering your own dragon boat team in the races is easy! Paddles, life vests, boats, and steerspersons will be provided as well as one training session in advance of the event. Each team just has to provide 20 paddlers; a minimum of eight must be female, and a drummer. On race day each team will race in three heats on a 300m straight course.