BENEFITING: LOS ANGELES RACING DRAGONS
EVENT DATE: Sep 02, 2014
In 2011, California United, formerly California U23, was founded with a goal to raise the level of collegiate paddling by competing at the highest levels of international dragon boat racing. We are now a part of the Los Angeles Racing Dragons Foundation as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Today, CAU is a true composite team that draws from colleges across the state from San Francisco to San Diego with an ongoing, rigorous testing process. In the last two years, we have practiced together through clinics, weekly practices, and cross training workouts; all of which are in addition to home team training schedules and requirements.
In August 2013, we competed at the PDBA Qualifiers in Oakland and won the bid to represent the United States at the 9th Club Crew World Championships hosted in September 2014 by Ravenna, Italy. CCWC is a highly prestigious race occurring every two years and hosted by a different country, showcasing the most competitive dragon boat teams in the world.
However, we cannot do this alone. As a collegiate-based team, funds are a huge obstacle for CAU. We are looking for your support to race at the 9th CCWC in Ravenna, Italy in September 2014.