A tailgate party on Sombrero Beach

Coolers, comrades and competition are what the Battle of the Bay Dragonboat Festival proved to be for all participants and their audience in 2010.

This year, the event is sure to bring out more community-minded competition than ever!

For a limited time, the festival’s organizing committee is offering 10 percent off team entry fees, and a new scholarship has been formed for youth dragon boat teams. To qualify, youngsters must fundraise for a charity. The organization can be one they belong to or another nonprofit they would like to support. Paddlers must be a minimum age of 14 by race day to be part of the crew. The scholarship entry fee is $250.

For more info, go to www.battleinthebay.org

The Dolphins, representing Marathon High School, was a mix of returning and rookie paddlers assembled by Coach Lance Martin. The 2010 Division B Champions invite other youth clubs and teams to join them this year – if you’ve got what it takes!




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