BENEFITING: LOS ANGELES RACING DRAGONS
ORGANIZER: LOS ANGELES RACING DRAGONS
EVENT DATE: Sep 02, 2014
LOS ANGELES RACING DRAGONS wrote -
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.
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, CAU has practiced together through training clinics, weekly practices, and cross training workouts; all of which are in addition to home team training schedules and requirements.
Every part of the training and sacrifice had finally paid off in August 2013, when 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. To us, this bid was a dream come true. 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.
We believe securing this bid is just the beginning for us. We know that we are committing to an international-level race and the preparation involved will be difficult. Nonetheless CAU is making the commitment to go for this race, not just to represent USA, but also to be competitive.
However, we cannot do this alone. The road to Italy is most definitely expensive, and as a collegiate-based team, funds are a huge obstacle for CAU. We are looking for your support in making our dream come true to race at the 9th CCWC in Ravenna, Italy in September 2014.
Your tax-deductible donation, however big or small, will help pay for our race fees, transportation, food, and lodging.
Thank you for your consideration!