Living Root Dragon Boat Announces New Line of Cafepress Apparel and Gifts
March 01, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsPRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bob Lee, President
Living Root Dragon Boat, Inc.
14 Weld Hill Street
Boston, MA 02130 USA
March 1, 2006
LIVING ROOT DRAGON BOAT ANNOUNCES NEW LINE OF CAFEPRESS APPAREL AND GIFTS
Boston, Massachusetts — Living Root Dragon Boat (“LRDB”), a competitive Boston dragon boat club, is proud to announce the release of a new line of Cafepress apparel and gifts! Visit http://www.cafepress.com/lrdb and shop today!
Each item is designed with the stylized logo of the club using the Chinese character for "life". Our logo was designed by May-Lynn Chang.
In 2005, LRDB received sponsorship from an anonymous energy drink manufacturer, LäraBar, Lee Technical Athletics, Robinson & Cole LLP, Stacy’s Pita Chip Company, and TsingTao. For 2006, LRDB received new sponsorship from Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and Fong & Kaston, LLP.
The team needs $40,000 over two years to help train and equip its members including the purchase of a state-of-the-art 41’-long fiberglass dragon boat. The club is seeking sponsors and other partnership relationships to meet these financial goals as well as to develop a dragon boat youth program.
LRDB is holding indoor winter training sessions at the John F. Kennedy School near Porter Square at 5 Cherry Street, Somerville, Massachusetts on Thursdays 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. To schedule a trial practice, interested candidates should contact Bob Lee at Bob.Lee@livingroot.org or 617-413-8360. No prior experience is required. Candidates possessing athleticism and good overall fitness, or prior experience with triathlons, basketball, volleyball, rugby, football, soccer, running, crew, rowing, sculling, swimming, paddling, canoeing, outrigger, or kayaking are also invited to join the team.
In September 2005, LRDB also won First Place in the Tiger Division at the Pawtucket Dragon Boat Race and Second Place in the C Division at the Hartford Dragon Boat Race.
ABOUT LIVING ROOT DRAGON BOAT, INC.
Living Root Dragon Boat, a Boston dragon boat club, is a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. LRDB’s mission is to promote the sport of dragon boat and cross-cultural understanding through the sport of dragon boat and community outreach programs.
ABOUT DRAGON BOAT
Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese sport that has become a global phenomenon held in over 40 countries around the world. According to Paddler Magazine, dragon boat racing is the fastest growing water sport and the second most popular water sport in the world. In the U.S. alone, there are several hundred clubs and teams that compete annually in the sport of dragon boat. In North America, dragon boats are constructed of either wood or fiberglass and typically hold 20 people paddling in unison with a drummer and steerer at the front and back respectively.