Hope Afloat Facts


Hope Afloat
Facts


  • Incorporated in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit
  • Began competitive racing in 2002
  • Joined the Eastern Region Dragon Boat Association (ERDBA) in 2003
  • Owns its own dragon boat
  • Retains a coach with Olympic coaching credentials
  • Has over 50 members from throughout the tri-state Philadelphia metro area
  • Governed by a board of members (all breast cancer survivors) elected by the membership
  • Self-financed through membership dues, donations, grants, fundraising events and business sponsorships
  • Provides year-round training and practice sessions
  • Holds practice sessions on the Schuylkill River
  • Competes in 5-6 regional competitions each year on US East Coast
  • A United Way beneficiary

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