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Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Adaptive Adventures Military Team - Team AAMO has been invited to bring a group of Wounded Warriors and there families to participate in the Inaugural Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival held at Lake Arlington Park, in beautiful Arlington Heights, IL. The combination of the culture of Chicago and the spirit of dragon boating guarantees participants and spectators truly one-of-a-kind racing experience at the 1st Annual Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival.
What is Dragon Boat Racing?
Coined as the “ultimate team sport’, dragon boat racing is the world’s fastest growing water sport. This 2,500-year old Chinese sport involves 20 team members paddling in unison to a drummer’s beat in a long, narrow boat decorated at the bow and stern with a dragon’s head and tail. Dragon Boat racing is recognized for the camaraderie, strength and endurance fostered among the participants and has become extremely popular as a corporate team-building activity. Dragon boat races feature an exhilarating combination of premier sport competition in concert with an entertainment showcase for corporations, community organizations and families. They provide great opportunities for sponsors to reach a diverse group of consumers and business networks through an innovative medium.
- Over 1000 participants and 1500 spectators
- Minimum three (3) races per team
- Three different divisions
- Specialty and Industry Challenge Cups
- World Class equipment and electronic timing
- Lots of awards and prizes
- Large Athletes’ Village
- Vendor / Exhibitor Village & Food Concessions
- Health & Wellness Zone
- Dragon's Nest Kids Zone
- Live Entertainment
- FREE Parking and Shuttles
Dragon boating is a fun team-building activity and participating in a dragon boat event can benefit warriors, family, cargivers, and others in numerous ways.
- Dragon Boating creates an inclusive environment - people of all ages and fitness levels can participate
- The nature of the sport emphasizes unity and working together
- Driving towards the finish line produces energy, enthusiasm and motivation
- Paddlers communicate by cheering eachother on
- The sport encourages leaders to move to the forefront accomplishment among participants
- Twenty paddlers in one boat = increased camaraderie
Lake Arlington Park Arlington Heights, IL