Over 50 teams raced in the largest festival in Boston Dragon Boat Festival history in 2011. The following is a list of teams who will be participating in the 2012 Boston Dragon Boat Festival. It is not too late to register!
Arowana — NY
Azumi Dragons — NY
Bank of America — MA
Boston Latin School - FCC — MA
Brimmer and May Gators — MA
Brimmer and May, a coeducational, college preparatory day school for over 400 students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, remains committed to educating thoughtful, wise, and ethical citizens for our country and the world community. CHOMP! CHOMP! CHOMP! FEAR THE GATOR!
Cambridge Aha Dragons — MA
The Cambridge "Aha" Dragons, lead by Zorangeli Ramos (Psychology Fellow at the Victims of Violence Program), is a team of diverse and vibrant staff, clinicians and trainees from a number of programs in the Department of Psychiatry of the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). CHA is committed to provide evidenced-based and culturally competent care to the communities it serves. Self-care is a fundamental aspect of providing quality care to these communities. Events like the Dragon Boat Race not only provide opportunities for self-care but are an excellent way to further morale and team spirit among the diverse divisions of our department.
Deloitte Dragons — MA
Once a year, the legendary Deloitte Dragons are roused from their slumber from deep within the bowels of Chinatown to compete in the Annual Boston Dragon Boat Race Festival. Comprised of the fiercest Accountants, Consultants, and Tax professionals within Massachusetts, the Dragons are hand-picked by the Gods (on a first-come, first-served basis). Following a rigorous, year-long training period that involves countless hours of computer work, ten-key data entry, Dragon Boat maintenance classes, reviews of financial documents, and wood-chopping; each Dragon is trained for two things: 1. Delivering excellent client service and 2. WINNING!!!!
Dragon Boat Club of Boston - Wicked Tuna — MA
The Dragon Boat Club of Boston is a competitive and social dragon boat club. Founded in 2001, the Dragon Boat Club of Boston is the oldest dragon boat club in Boston and completes across the United States and internationally. We are always welcoming new members, regardless of level of experience. Our experienced coaches will get a paddle in your hands and have you paddling in no time. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com
Dragon Divas — MA
Dragon Divas is a group of women from diverse backgrounds who come together to honor the tradition of Dragon Boat racing and to promote physical activity among women. Many of us are new to dragon boat, yet we all share enthusiasm and mutually encourage each other to do our best and have a lot of fun.
Electric Dragons — NY
What started as a small corporate-sponsored recreational team based out of New York City has evolved into a large, highly competitive dragon boat family. The Electric Dragons are comprised of energetic individuals with diverse backgrounds that reflect our hometown. Each year, we continue to expand our horizons and raise our level of competition without losing our focus on having fun. Through hard work, sacrifice, dedication, teamwork, and a deep passion for the sport, the Electric Dragons are committed to not only improve as a team, but to ensure each individual is able to reap the rewards of our success.
Emerson & BCNC Lions — MA
For the past two years, The Emerson & BCNC Lions Dragon Boat team has been made up of students, faculty, staff, and alumni representing Emerson College, the nation's only college devoted exclusively to communication and the arts. This year for the first time Emerson is partnering with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center to enhance our teams's commitment to the tradition of dragon boating, community, diversity, and teamwork! ROAR!!!
Goldman Sachs Tritons — NY
Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association — MA
Harvard Dudley Dragon Boat — MA
The Harvard Dudley Dragon Boat Team is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, fellows, research associates, professors, instructors, employees from Harvard and its affiliates as well as non-Harvard members in the Boston area. Our paddlers represent the disciplines of biology, chemistry, medicine, public health, information technology, economics, and physics. The team was formed in 1999 by members of the Harvard Dudley House intramural crew team and competed in the 1999 Boston Dragon Boat Festival, finishing in 2nd place in the club division. The team has continued to be a competitive force in dragon boating ever since, competing throughout the Northeast region of USA in cities including Boston, Ithaca (NY), Flushing (NY), Pawtucket (RI), and Lowell (MA), Montreal (Canada), Thailand, and China. We are a team that has come together for the physical challenge, friendship and competition. The official website of Harvard Dudley Dragonboat Team is http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/dboat/index.php.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Dragonauts — MA
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Wellesley, MA, is a full-service benefits company serving members throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and beyond. Our talented and diverse workforce supports our organization's mission to improve the health of the people we serve and the health of society. For the seventh consecutive year, Harvard Pilgrim was named the #1 commercial health plan in America according to a joint ranking by U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). We are proud of our company's positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. As a forth-time race participant, the Harvard Pilgrim Team is looking forward to a great race and wishes good luck and health to all those who will participate in this year's Boston Dragon Boat race and Festival. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, we make health care work better.
Houston Heat — TX
Houston Heat is Texas' first year-round dragon boat club, comprised of competitive and recreational paddlers training to compete in local, national, and international competitions! We strive to promote the rich cultural history of the sport and to bring community involvement and awareness to our paddlers -- from working with the Lighthouse of Houston's blind paddlers, Blind Fury, to promoting greener waterways through Houston Heat Goes Green -- we aim to have fun while assisting others in the community! What we're really about is teamwork, leadership, community service and hard work. We strive to be champions on and off the water.
ING Lions — MA
Sponsored by the Quincy ING Asian Employeee Resource Group.
Liaison — MA
Living Root - Blue — MA
Living Root - Red — MA
Living Root Dragon Boat is a Boston team that rules. Join us! www.livingroot.org
Math Dragon — MA
Our team members consist of MathWorkers and their friends/family members. We come to the race with big heart and high spirit. On the job, we accelerate the pace of engineering and science; off the work, we help promote the ancient Asian culture.
Metro Athletic Dragons — NY
NAAAP Typhoons — MA
The National Association of Asian American Professionals-Boston is a non-profit professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields. We make leaders!
OCEAN - CYPN Team 1 — MA
OCEAN - CYPN Team 2 — MA
Chinese Young Professionals Networking (CYPN), a Non-Profit Organization based in Boston, is a platform to expand the circle of connections for young professionals and students. It is also a community to leverage important business contacts, to promote entrepreneurship, or to simply have fun. This is a network connecting great people together – attractive, talented, educated, ambitious, both young professionals and students alike. This year the two dragonboat teams are sponsored by OCEAN.
Officially registered in 1999, OCEAN is a non-political, non-religion and non-profit organization, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The mission of OCEAN is to promote entrepreneurship and leadership among Chinese -American and support their endeavor of building successful enterprises
Ocean State Dragon Boat Club — RI
The Ocean State Dragon Boat Club is the first semi-professional Dragon Boat team in the State of Rhode Island. The club is a non-profit corporation created by individuals who desire to take the sport to the next level. We continue to develop a team of enthusiastic and energetic individuals who desire to race competitively in the Northeast
Ottawa Capitol Dragons — ON
South Cove Stat Dragons — MA
South Cove Community Health Center (SCCHC), founded in 1972 by a group of volunteers in Boston Chinatown, had its humble beginning from a storefront on Harrison Avenue. Today we are the premier Asian community health center in Massachusetts serving over 24,000 patients at our three clinics. We are dedicated to improving the health and well being of Asian Americans in Massachusetts with a special focus on the medically underserved. This mission is accomplished by providing high quality, community based health care which is accessible linguistically and culturally competent for these populations. This year marks the 8th consecutive year that SCCHC has participated in the race; we were also a participating team at the 1st Dragon Boat Festival, no figerglass boats back then!
State Street — MA
For nearly 15 years, State Street Corporation, an industry leader in financial services, has proudly sponsored participation in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival of Boston. This event helps celebrate both our diversity and support of State Street's commitment to inclusion. Paddlers come from a cross section of both our operations areas (Global Markets, Securities Finance and Information Technology to name a few) and a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Support for the Dragon Boat festival is another way we help strengthen working relations and build team work and cultural awareness. We are proud to sponsor the 2012 Boston Dragon Boat Festival, the oldest festival of its kind in North America.
THAA-Boston — MA
Established in 1976, Tsinghua Alumni Association of The Greater Boston (THAA-Boston) connects more than 1000 alumni graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing or National Tsinghua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The mission of THAA-Boston is to get alumni connected, to help each other to grow and develop professionally, and to give back to alma mater and local community. The official website of THAA-Boston is http://www.tsinghua-boston.org/.
The Boat For Kids Who Don't Paddle Good — MA
We're pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And we plan on finding out what that is.
UMass Boston Surf Smashers — MA
Verizing Dragons — MA
Verizing Dragons has a history written large in ignomy but there is ever hope for glory.
Wellness Warriors — MA
The Wellness Warriors Team 1 are a paddling support group for cancer survivors and caregivers. From May through August, our members – men and women of all ages and walks of life – come together for dragon boat paddling on the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge. We share friendship and laughter, build up our strength and stamina and – most of all – HAVE FUN! We welcome survivors of all types of cancer, not just breast cancer. Our team was selected as a 2011 one hundred honoree by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Check us out on our Web site:www.wellnesswarriorsboston.org.
Wellness Warriors Team 2 — MA
The Wellness Warriors Team 2 is paddling for the first time in the 2012 Boston Dragon Boat Race in support of our Wellness Warriors Survivor Team. Friendship and peer support power all our races. See you on the water!