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Introducing the Duncan-Williams Dragon Boat Races in Memphis to support TCWN

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March 29, 2011 
For Immediate Release
Contact: Penny Behling, 865.742.4306 or Renée Victoria Hoyos, 865.522.7007 x100
Memphis, TN - Teams are registering now for the first of an annual event that always makes a splash!
Registration for the inaugural Duncan-Williams Dragon Boat Races has officially opened. The event will be Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Mud Island River Park. Top prizes will be awarded, but the real winners are the beneficiaries of the event – the Tennessee Clean Water Network. Register online at www.memphis.racedragonboats.com.
Dating back more than 2,300 years, the most fun, unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action, dragon boat racing grows in worldwide popularity each year, and is the eighth fastest growing water sport. Teams rave about the excitement, friendly competition and community spirit surrounding the sport. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steersperson race in authentic 46-foot long dragon boats. All ages, skill levels and physiques can participate, making it the ultimate team building sport, requiring synchronicity and finesse, more than power to win. Off the water, teams compete to raise the most pledges for Tennessee Clean Water Network.
Memphis-based Duncan-Williams is the event’s Title sponsor. The diverse opportunities for team building, a healthy and positive way to engage employees and give back to the community appealed to the company.
Each team will get an on-water practice session with a trained coach the week prior to race day and compete in at least two heats on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Teams advancing to the Final Round will race for the title of Grand Cham­pion. More information is online at www.memphis.racedragonboats.com, or e-mail [email protected]. Call 877-580-RACE (7223).

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