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706-650-5760

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Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA
231 Furys Ferry Road, Suite 210
Augusta, GA 30907

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Goodwill's Annual DragonBoat Race


Thanks to everyone who made our second annual GoodBoats: Paddling for a Purpose dragon boat festival such a great success! We engaged 23 dragon boat teams, 23 vendors, 150 volunteers, and over 2,000 attendees...not to mention a great partnership with our wonderful Asian community.

Jim Stiff, Chief Executive Officer, said the event is already on next year's calendar. It's something new! Not another Gala or golf tournament. Dragon boat racing is the fastest growing sport in America, but it originated in China dating back over 2,000 years. Not only did the event raise money, but it also raised awareness of our life-changing mission. There was delicious Asian and American food, captivating entertainment on the cultural stage, and a day of sunshine to enjoy cheering for the dragon boat teams.

Cab Stitt, Goodwill Works Foundation Board Chair, served as the festival chair for the second year in a row. A rowing regatta expert, Mr. Stitt provided the vision and leadership for GoodBoats for Goodwill.

Two awards were presented at the end of the day. Gwinnett College placed first in the races, and Georgia Regents University won Most Team Spirit.

Misson Statement

Goodwill helps people discover and develop their God-given gifts through education, work and career development services.

FAQs

  • What is Dragon Boat Racing? Dragon Boat racing, dating back over 2,000 years to ancient China, is the fastest growing sport in the United States. Teams of 20 per boat will paddle for a purpose with 2 boats racing at a time on a short course. The competitive racing will be combined with an Asian arts festival surrounding Lake Olmstead. Its a day of family fun and Asian traditions.
  • What advantage does paddling a boat have for my company or group? What better way to build your team and/or friendships than working together to reach the finish line? We challenge your team to come up with a catchy name for your "crew" and promote your business or group with team t-shirts and signage at the event.
  • In addition to the races, what will be happening at the Dragon Boat Festival? GoodBoats for Goodwill will include an Asian festival as along the banks of Lake Olmstead. The days events will include food, childrens activities and a performance stage featuring local Asian food and culture. This day of family-fun will be a great opportunity to make your team visible to the community and support your communitys Goodwill.

CONTACT US - dragonboat@goodwillworks.org or 706-650-5760
Goodwill Industries of Midldle Georgia and the CSRA
231 Furys Ferry Road, Suite 210
Augusta, GA 30907