We’re thrilled to announce that the Inaugural Gilda’s Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 9 AM-5 PM at Bader Field in Atlantic City.

The Festival will be a day of Dragon Boat races, a flower ceremony for loved ones touched by cancer, live entertainment, fantastic local food, vendors and fun for the whole family!

Dragon Boating is easy to learn, extremely safe, and an activity where men and women compete side by side towards the same goal. Regardless how old, young, big or little: once a paddler is in stroke, they are contributing to their team! Add the outdoors, the water, the visual spectacle of dragon boating and you get a perfect activity for friends and family, corporate team building, or a school outing!

Absolutely no experience is necessary to participate and we provide the boats, paddles, life jackets and race course! We recommend about 21-24 participants per team, minimum of 8 female paddlers in the boat for every race and the minimum age is 12.

In addition to competitive race awards, prizes will be awarded for most team spirit, best team costumes, best decorated team tent, most money raised by a team and most money raised by an individual.

The festival proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club’s free programs for men, women, teens and children impacted by cancer.

Early bird registration fees (before April 16, 2016) are as follows:

• Corporate – $1,920/boat or $80pp (changes to $2,400/boat or $100pp on 4.15.16)

• Community – $1,440/boat or $60pp (changes to $1,800/boat or $75pp on 4.15.16)

• Club – $960/boat or $40pp (changes to $1,080/boat or $45pp on 4.15.16)

• Student – $960/boat or $40pp (changes to $1,080/boat or $45pp on 4.15.16)

More information or to register, click here.

Special sponsorship opportunities starting at $1,000 are available. For details, please call Lauren at (609) 926-2699 or email Lauren@gildasclubsouthjersey.org.