DRAGON BOATS

Septem­ber 28 - Oc­to­ber 1, Pre­sented by REP­SOL

Public News (Houston) - - FRONT PAGE -

Reg­is­tra­tion is still open for the 19th An­nual YMCA Dragon Boat Team Chal­lenge Pre­sented by Rep­sol. The 4- day event, sched­uled for Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, will be held at Northshore Park in The Woodlands. Lim­ited space is avail­able in the Thurs­day af­ter­noon bracket, 2 – 6 p.m., and the new Sun­day morn­ing bracket, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. High school and adult teams are wel­comed in the Sun­day bracket. Are you look­ing for a unique, fun and easy team-build­ing out­ing? YMCA Dragon Boat is for you. The YMCA does all the plan­ning and fa­cil­i­tat­ing. All you have to do is re­cruit your team and show up ready to play. The event prom­ises team­work and ca­ma­raderie at their best and al­lows par­tic­i­pants to visit and play with old friends and make new friends. Work­ing hard to reach your goal as a team is FUN! Who will take home the cov­eted “Dragon”? A team is com­posed of a min­i­mum of 20 mem­bers but no more than 30. Each team ros­ter must have a min­i­mum of five fe­males, and par­tic­i­pants must be at least 18 years of age. High school teams, ninth – 12th grades, are el­i­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate in the Sun­day morn­ing bracket: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will fea­ture six dif­fer­ent team ac­tiv­i­ties, but the Dragon Boat Races are the main event. The boats, owned by The Amer­i­can Dragon Boat As­so­ci­a­tion, are trans­ported from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dragon boats are 40-feet long, ex­tremely col­or­ful and weigh more than 1,800 pounds. This ex­cit­ing team-build­ing event is de­signed to build com­mu­nity spirit among cor­po­ra­tions, civic groups and com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions. The ac­tiv­i­ties are de­signed to bring in­di­vid­u­als to­gether to achieve a sin­gle goal – to Have FUN! They achieve this by be­com­ing a team and work­ing to­gether as a syn­chro­nized unit. It’s much more than “beat­ing the other team.” It is the ca­ma­raderie, the team work and team spirit, vis­it­ing and play­ing with old friends, meet­ing new friends and laugh­ing. Along with im­prov­ing health, when­ever team­work is in­volved, there’s the added ben­e­fit of be­ing con­nected to oth­ers. It is adults hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to play like kids! This is row­ing for a cause. The YMCA Dragon Boat Team Chal­lenge ben­e­fits the Y’s An­nual Cam­paign,

which en­sures that ev­ery­one, re­gard­less of age, in­come or back­ground, has the op­por­tu­nity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. Ev­ery dol­lar raised is an in­vest­ment in our com­mu­nity and our fu­ture. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. ym­cadrag­onboat.org or con­tact Rox­anne Davis at 281-367-9622 ext 230.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.