Second Harvest Repeats as Grand Champions of the Knoxville Dragon Boat Races

In the 5th Annual Knoxville Dragon Boat Races, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, Second Harvest of East Tennessee repeated as Grand Champions.

The Second Harvest Dragon Masters bested 24 other teams to become Grand Champions. The non-profit hunger relief organization battled out the final race with the event beneficiary, Knox Area Rescue Ministries (the Unconditional Love Boat) after first finishing in a dead heat.

“Our Presenting sponsor, the ORNL Federal Credit Union called the event one of the greatest days of their lives,” said Wendy Witsoe of Dynamic Events & Management LLC, the event producer. “That is a great example of the kind of support we have here. Knoxville is really stamping its mark on dragon boating in our region.”

Paddlers racing in the event also collected more than $45,000 for Knox Area Rescue Ministries, which made the day a win for them after all. CH2MHill raised more than any other team in pledges, more than $10,000.


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