TAVARES, FL, January 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Leadership building and teamwork are the foci of 22 member teams on Lake Dora in the Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle's 2014 Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival. Teams from all over the southeast command 30-foot long boats decorated with dragon heads to the beat of a drummer.
Teams consist of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson for 22 teammates in a boat. Teams must include a minimum of eight female paddlers. Pink teams are breast cancer survivors paddling as therapy during their recovery and senior teams are groups over 55 years of age.
Business leadership teams will challenge the overall 2013 champion the Tampa Bay Dragon Boat Club "Blade Runners" (2:26.61), the second place overall champion the Miami Dragon Slayers (2:30.58), and the third place overall champions the TECO Anou Black team from Tampa, FL (2:32.11).
Teams gather the night of April 4, 2014 for the pre-race Awakening of the Dragon Ceremony and a performance by the Orlando Taiko Drummers followed by spectacular fireworks over Lake Dora. Dinner tickets are $10 online, while supplies last.
The challenging competition begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Wooton Park in Tavares, FL. The schedule for the day is filled with all types of entertainment including the Dragon Line Dance, Martial Arts demonstrations, Chinese acrobats, the Taiko Drummers, and other live entertainment. Lunchtime will feature the annual Lucy Ho egg roll eating contest ($100 prize) with the closing ceremonies occur at 5:15 p.m. Families will find a lot of action and sun filled sights throughout the park and lake.
Detailed information, accommodation availability, and a race video are at http://www.CFDragonBoat.org. Like us and view previous race photos at http://www.facebook.com/CFDragonBoat.
Proceeds from Rotary Club events support charities in the area and around the world. The RCLCGT supports ShelterBoxUSA, international health, sanitation, and disaster issues, provides scholarships for needy students, and supports scouting, community gardens, and other organizations. More information about the charitable work is at http://www.Rotary.org. The Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle is at http://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofLakeCountyGoldenTriangle.
For more information, contact:
Colleen McGinley at Director@TavaresChamber.com 352-343-2531 Enter: http://www.cfdrgaonboat.org also Like Us & More photos available at http://www.facebook.com/CFDragonBoat
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