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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat FestivalThe Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Dragon Boat Festival is one of the largest fundraisers on Erlanger Health System Foundations’ calendar. It is also one of the most fun, whether you are paddling with a team or cheering from the shore. This fundraising event pits Corporate and Community teams against each other on and off the water.  The Dragon Boat Festival is a wonderful event that embodies the spirit of competition while raising money for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.  Awards are given out to the team raising the most money, having the best theme, best uniforms and many more.

Our 2017 Festival Was a Huge Success!

The 11th annual Dragon Boat Festival on May 6 was a tremendous success, raising more than $130,000 for Children's Hospital at Erlanger. Thanks to all who competed, supported, and/or participated in this year's festival. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you back out on the water in 2018! For inquiries about forming a team or sponsoring the event for next year's festival contact Rebecca Styles at 423-778-4803 or rebecca.styles@erlanger.org


Congratulations to the 2017 champions:

  • Gold Champion - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - BLUE
  • Silver - Team Volkswagen
  • Bronze - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - WHITE
  • 4th Place - Lectrus Blazing Paddles
  • 5th Place - CBL Motley Crew
  • 6th Place - First TN Bank

Business Division Champion - Team VW

Erlanger Division Champion - PICU Pirates of the CARE-ibbean

Fundraising Champion - CBL Motley Crew

Best Drummer - High Tide Hippies

Best T-Shirt - HomeServe Leakguards

Best Theme/Tent - PICU Pirates

Best Team Spirit - 1st Volunteer Bank Personality Paddlers

Top Individual Fundraiser - Edna Talley, 1st Volunteer Bank

Top Erlanger Fundraiser – Operation Sleepyheads


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