BENEFITING: PHILADELPHIA DRAGON BOAT ASSOCIATION
EVENT DATE: Jun 07, 2014
Dragon Boating is a fun team sport and it raises funds for local charities and USA Dragon Boat Team.
The Independence Dragon Boat Regatta (IDBR) Philadelphia PA is organized for the purposes of fostering enjoyment of this team-building activity, raising funds for local charities, plus continued funding and support for USA Dragon Boat Team. Team USA currently holds the IDBF Nation's Cup and are the World Champions!
The regatta's entry fee registration also benefits the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, USO, The Philadelphia Hepatitis B Foundation, Disabled Military Veterans directly. In addition, all funds raised by a team above the entry fee are donated directly to the charity the team sponsored (I.E., Fox Chase Cancer Center, ). In this way all the money is donated to a 503c charity and is fully tax deductible. http://www.independencedragonboat.com/
The Regatta is organized and run by the members of the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association (PDBA), which started in 1983 in Philadelphia. Jack Kelly was the first captain of the team.