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UCSD Dragon Boat Races at Nevada Dragon Boat Festival

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
39 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 07, at 11:59 PM PDT
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UCSD Dragon Boat Races at Nevada Dragon Boat Festival

Our Team:

Pride. Tradition. Passion.

These are the core values held by the UCSD Dragon Boat Team, a collegiate sports club under UC San Diego Recreation. Since 2003, we have strived to promote these values while competing against teams from all around the world in the ancient sport of dragon boat racing.

Originating over 2500 years ago, dragon boat is deeply rooted in Chinese tradition and culture. Modern dragon boats typically consist of 10 rows with 2 paddlers each along with a drummer at the head of the boat and a steersman at the rear. This team sport, relying on unity, power and endurance, has been rapidly growing worldwide.

Our team also continues to grow and thrive, now consisting of over 50 paddlers or two full competing race crews striving to do our best at international Dragon Boat Festivals. As our team increases in both numbers and diversity, we aspire to maintain an environment that fosters a deep sense of community where together we can train to pursue our passion of dragon boat.

Our Project:

With that said, for the first time ever, our team will be representing UCSD at the Nevada Dragon Boat Festival in Las Vegas!

While each member pays yearly dues and race fees which we budget for each race, the cost of registration, food, transportation, and lodging adds up quickly. In order for us to make this trip more affordable for our paddlers, we’re reaching out to friends and family and supporters of the team to help out anyway they can!

The $2500 we’re hoping to raise will go towards transportation and lodging costs for this event. Whatever is remaining we’ll use to supply our paddlers with food and drinks to fuel us throughout the race.

Your support means a great deal to us!

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Digital Thank You

Donate $5 and we will send you a personalized digital thank you card designed by one of our team members.


Sticker and Thanks

Donate $15 and you’ll get a custom UCSD Dragon Boat Sticker as well as a digital thank you card.


Team Photo

Donate $30 and we’ll send you a team photo of us at the Nevada Dragon Boat Festival with a handwritten thank you on the back, custom sticker, and digital thank you card.


Thank You Video

Donate $75 and you’ll receive a personalized thank you video from the team. You'll also recieve a team photo from Neveda, custom sticker, and digital thank you card.


Name Our Boats

Donate $500 and we'll give you the honor of choosing a name for either our men's boat or women's boat for the annual CDBA College Cup Championship. (Limit 2)

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