Have you noticed an increasing presence of dragons around Roanoke? The Presbyterian Community Center is holding the first annual Smith Mountain Lake Dragon Boat Race and Festival on Saturday, September 15. The proceeds of this fun fundraising event will support PCC Emergency Services and Pathways for Youth programs.
Dragon Boat racing is one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States and we are happy to introduce it to the Roanoke Valley. The PCC is recruiting teams to race. Teams consist of 21 people and like most walks or runs for a good cause, team members raise money to sponsor their place on the boat crew. All boats, equipment and professional steerers will be provided by the Pan American Dragon Boat Association out of Tampa, Florida.
We are very grateful to all of our sponsors and for the skillful and enthusiastic help of Helen Nunley who created the event website, smldragonboatrace. com. If you get the chance, take a look at this site and learn more about the event.