News & Accomplishments

Dragon Boat Charleston

Recent Accomplishments

We love sharing the accomplishments of our Dragon Boat Charleston athletes! Check back regularly for the latest updates.

     90% of all Dragon Boat Charleston Revenue is used for cancer survivor programs!

  • DBC provides on-the-water dragon boat practices for cancer survivors and their community all year long, FREE OF CHARGE!
  • ·Held a 6-day coaching clinic with Great White North.
  • Held the 5th Annual Carolina Celebration Cup Festival including eight cancer survivor teams from the Carolinas.  Provided a full day of racing and celebration for survivors and their families at no cost to participants.  Hosted the participation of Courageous Kidz, an organization for children with cancer.
  • Offered free yoga, water aerobics, barre, nutrition,circuit training, and other fitness programs year-round, free of charge.

  • Sent a total of 10 teams to compete in Orlando,Colorado, Beaufort, Weirsdale, Beaufort and Lake Lure.
  • Held one session of a new 8-week Outreach Initiative for cancer survivors.  The team of 22 new cancer survivors paddle together weekly for 8-weeks and then compete as a team in the Dragon Boat Charleston Festival in May.
  • Provided several support and social programs for cancer survivors, including a season kick off, monthly Peace Paddles, Sunrise Paddles, bimonthly gazebo brunches and team dinners
  • Partnered with Roper St. Francis on the 3rd Annual Prevention-Palooza, a free community event promoting wellness and cancer prevention through fitness and nutrition, with over 114 participant.
  • Completed production of a video promoting fitness for cancer recovery. The video has been widely distributed to patients and medical professionals nationwide.
  • In partnership with Berkeley Cty. Schools, DBC took the 2016 Turnaround Award winners for an outing on the dragon boats.
  •  Fleet maintenance of 7 dragon boats and 2 safety boats.

2016 DBC Annual Report2016 Annual Report

Click here to view Dragon Boat Charleston's 2016 Annual Report (PDF)!

Dragon Boat Charleston - 2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

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As a 501(c)3, DBC relies on the generosity of donors and sponsors to help fund its programs for the Charleston community.


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Phone: Executive Director: 843-714-4131

Athletic Program Coordinator: 843-714-3682

Mailing Address:  DBC, 1643 Savannah Hwy. #261, Charleston, SC 29407