2019 Dragon Boat Festival Teams

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Awaken Our Dragon
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Total Raised: $900
The Samuels Group is a commercial general contractor and construction manager serving the Midwest. We have been honored to serve Howard Young Medical Center for nearly two decades. Our dragon racing team is excited to participate in our 3rd annual dragon racing event, seeking a fun and active day of team building to support the Howard Young Foundation. Looking forward to paddling hard, having fun and enjoying the journey.Erin :
efritz@samuelsgroup.net
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Band of Merry Mariners
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Total Raised: $1216
Fromme deep 'i the forest where dragons wilt be, the band of merry mariners yearly doth hie unto yon pleasant sh'res taking from the gracious folke and granting unto the Howard Young Foundation such gold and silver as may be found. Wherefore Good King Richard hath proclaimed music, copious ale and contest of dragon longboats, all to make glad the heart and mynde. Anon, merriment and mayhem await.Debbie :
loonlore@comcast.net
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Bent Paddlers
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
We are a group of employees from Dean Distributing looking to make our mark and have a blast again at this years Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival! Partially sponsored by Duluth's own, Bent Paddle Brewing Co, we chose the name the "Bent Paddlers" as it will most likely reflect how we row! Jim :
JGibbons@Deandist.com
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BJs Sportshop Mario Party
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Total Raised: $1000
BJ's Sportshop is back and better than ever! For our fourth year of competition, we have expanded our fun loving group of friends & family of BJ's Sportshop to fill two full boats - and we can't wait to get paddlin'! Chad :
stig0021@gmail.com
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BJs Sportshop Water Warriors
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Total Raised: $950
BJ's Sportshop Water Warriors is an amalgamation of friends and family who love a bit of friendly competition!Charil :
charilreis@gmail.com
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Chicago Blades
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Total Raised: $1200
We are the Chicago Blades of the Greater Chicago Dragon Boat Club! Our mission...To promote and expand the sport of dragon boat racing in the Chicagoland area and to provide a fun, unique, supportive, and healthy activity to a diverse community of paddlers with various ability levels and ambitions.Allison :
toy.allison@gmail.com
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Dragon Divas
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Total Raised: $700
The Dragon Divas are a non profit breast cancer survivor team from St. Paul, MN founded in 2006. Our mission is to demonstrate that a full and active life is possible following the diagnosis of breast cancer. The organization provides an opportunity for its members to connect with other breast cancer survivors in a supportive environment to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual health. Amy :
AmyNelson101010@gmail.com
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Electrode Paddlers
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Total Raised: $900
AED Superstore - The world's largest reseller of automated external defibrillators and other medical products, nestled in the middle of the beautiful North Woods. We are a tight knit work family that works hard, plays hard, thinks global and can paddle electrifyingly fast. If we burn up the competition it's because we had something spicy for lunch.Sara :
sara@aeds.com
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Fiery Fresh
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $6950
This is our 2nd year participating in the Dragon Boat Festival. Our team is made up of co-workers, family, and friends of Trigs in our Central Region including Stevens Point, Wausau, and Weston. We look forward to seeing everyone in Minocqua for this great event and we can't wait to go head to head with our co-workers from the North. Paddles up! Nate :
skronebusch@tasolberg.coom
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Flying Ears
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Total Raised: $600
The Flying Ears are a team hailing from DeKalb, IL. The team was founded by Mary Beth McGill in 2009. Mary Beth, a swim instructor, loved water and sports and became involved in dragon boating when she was invited to put together a team for a nearby festival. In 2011 as the team began seeing success she was diagnosed with lung cancer, after being a non smoker her entire life. Mary Beth passed away in 2012 but not before she saw the team she had created win the finals at the festival that began it all. Her remarkable spirit, love for life and the true meaning of team togetherness live on today in the Flying Ears and our sister team Paddlin' for MB. As the club continues to grow we honor Mary Beth and we carry our club motto on our backs because No one Fights Alone.Kim :
mbsflyingears@gmail.com
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Island City Dragon Boat Club Womens Team
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Total Raised: $1370
We are the local team, with a mission to be a competitive all women's teamDalia :
daliakrakowsky@hotmail.com
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Marquette University
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1400
We're a collection of Marquette alumni, parents, faculty and friends, paddling our way for the second year in a row!Alysia :
alysia.dvorachek@marquette.edu
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Motley Crew
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Total Raised: $600
Motley Crew is a semi-competitive dragon boat team out of the Racine Dragon Boat Club.Tim :
tmcqui01@yahoo.com
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Musky Jacks All Jacked Up
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Total Raised: $900
We're a group of people from the Pike Lake Chain representing our favorite bar & grill Musky Jack's!Alex :
keefea@uwplatt.edu
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Off the Edge
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Total Raised: $500
Off the Edge is an all female team from the Twin Cities area of MN. We range in age from 20's to 60's and share a love of paddling.Karen :
kedmand@msn.com
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Scull Crushers
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Total Raised: $900
Friends that grew up together on the Everett Peninsula in Eagle RiverJim :
jimbutler100@hotmail.com
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Sea Merchants
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $11850
This is our 3rd year participating in the Dragon Boat Festival. This is a returning group made up of co-workers, family, and friends of Trigs. Specifically Trigs in our Northwoods territory including Minocqua, Eagle River, Rhinelander and Manitowish Waters. We look forward to seeing everyone in Minocqua for this great event. Check out our sister team, Fiery Fresh! Nate :
nvollmer@tasolberg.com
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Should this Rash be Blue
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $500
Blue Water Paddling and Arashi are combing this year to paddle as one. Both teams have competed at the Minocqua festival every year since it began.Chris :
bluewaterdragons@gmail.com
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Spirit of the Dragon
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $1000
we are a team of healthcare workers and associates paddling for our 3rd year. Looking forward to a day of fun,sun, and competitionClaire :
claire.mueller@ascension.org
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TEAMSurvivor Madison
Funding Status:

Total Raised: $900
TEAMSurvivor Madison (TSM) is a non-profit organization that provides free or low cost fitness activities for women with a past or present diagnosis of cancer. Our programs are geared to all levels of fitness and we welcome women of all ages with all types of cancer. TSM's programs and activities offer opportunities for women to reclaim their fitness, gain a sense of accomplishment, build a social support system and achieve renewed comfort with their bodies and their health. Our team has been dragon boating since 2003 and we are proud to show the face of cancer survivorship. Fitness - Friendship - Fun! Paddles Up! Teresa :
teamsurvivormadison@yahoo.com
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WXPR Rockers
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Total Raised: $1100
We're the WXPR Radio Freaks. We love music. We love news. We love our Northwoods community. We're back for another year of racing and representing the best public radio station in the land...91.7 WXPR!Dave :
davehavel@gmail.com
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