Cebu Pink Paddlers Dragon Boat team to compete in US next month
CEBU CITY, Philippines — The breast cancer survivors turned dragon boat paddlers of the Cebu Pink Paddlers Dragon Boat Team will fly to the United States to represent the Philippines in various competitions next month.
The team’s head coach and trainer Christian Sy told CDN Digital that they would be expecting to compete against nearly a hundred teams in the United States and other parts of the world in the competitions they would be joining.
Cebu Pink Paddlers to join LA County race
“The Cebu Pink Paddlers Dragon Boat Team is set to proudly represent Cebu, Philippines, in the USA, where they will compete against 91 teams from around the world. They will be participating in two races in the United States,” Sy told CDN Digital.
Their first race will be the LA County Dragon Boat Festival on October 7, 2023. It will be held at the Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale, California.
They will compete in the 250-meter women’s and corporate categories in this dragon boat race.
Next, Lake Sports competition in Las Vegas
Next is the two-day Nevada International Dragon Boat Festival in Lake Sports in Las Vegas on October 14-15, 2023.
Unlike their Irwindale campaign, the team will compete in more categories, particularly the 200m, 500m, and 2,000m under the breast cancer survivors and women’s categories.
“Cebu Pink Paddlers will continue to inspire the community and the world through their participation in these races, demonstrating that through dragon boat racing, they can show the world that they are stronger than cancer, and that there is a vibrant life after a cancer diagnosis,” added Sy.
The team is comprised mostly of women who are breast cancer survivors.
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