Children’s Hospital Dragon Boat Festival Raises Over $200,000

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The team from Hutton
The team from Hutton

Children’s Hospital Foundation officials announced this year’s Dragon Boat Festival raised over $200,000 to support medical services for T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. 

“This was the eighth year for Children’s Hospital to host the event, and it proved to be a spectacular day on the water,” said Katie Jackson, Annual Giving and Events coordinator.  “Forty community and corporate teams joined us at TVA Park for a friendly competition both in fundraising and on the water.  The real winners are the 40,000 children who are treated annually at Children’s Hospital.”

Teams raced in authentic 41-foot long Chinese boats at the Chickamauga Dam.  The reigning champ, Team Popp of Popp Orthodontics, came in first with BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee’s Liquid Awesome finishing second and CBL’s Motley Crew taking third place. 

Fundraising teams who topped the charts in raising money for Children’s Hospital included Hutton, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., First Tennessee Bank, Children’s Hospital Outpatient Surgery/Recovery Department and presenting sponsor Patten & Patten.

“We are also very grateful for all the spectators as well as supportive vendors who donated proceeds to Children’s Hospital,” added Ms. Jackson.  “This community is so supportive and that is what makes this event so successful.  We look forward to another great race next year on May 2.” 

Results can be viewed by going to http://www.erlangerfoundations.org/document.doc?id=128
 
Photo Caption:  Rookie Team of the Year – Hutton, one of largest fundraisers for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, had a fantastic time on the water placing in the top five.
 
Photo Caption:  Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Miracle Kid, Joel Westbrook and his father, Craig, spend some time with Team Popp during the 8th Annual Dragon Boat Festival.
 
CBL Motley Crew take a break out of the water to celebrate their race during the 8th Annual Dragon Boat Festival for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
CBL Motley Crew take a break out of the water to celebrate their race during the 8th Annual Dragon Boat Festival for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

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