Tri-Cities 2007 Dragon Boal Festival Raises $100K for Children's Hospital

The Johnson City Press (Johnson City, Tenn.) reports that the 2nd annual Tri Cities Dragon Boat Festival raised approximately $100,000 towards the construction of a Children's Hospital at the city medical complex.

dragon boat race at the Tri-Cities, Tennessee festival

Photo: Tri-cities Dragon Boat Festival/Dynamic Events LLC

Placing first in the gold heat with the title of grand champions was the Milligan College Buffaloes with a time of 1:12.98. 51 teams raced in 2007.

dragon boat drummer at the Tri-Cities, Tennessee festival

Photo: Tri-cities Dragon Boat Festival/Dynamic Events LLC

“Last year there were 31 teams that paddled,” said Marcy Walker, chairwoman of the capital campaign for the children's hospital. “This year we have 50. We'll easily do over $100,000. This is huge. This is probably the biggest event we've had in Johnson City since I've been living here.” Walker was paddling with the Drag-On Queens and the Mountain States Foundation teams.


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