Flathead Community Foundation Claims Title Sponsorship for Dragon Boat Festival

By Beacon Staff

The Flathead Community Foundation has again claimed the title sponsorship of the 2013 Dragon Boat Festival in September. The group is also organizing three boat racing teams open for nonprofits and individuals.

The Kalispell Convention and Visitors Bureau host the Dragon Boat races on Flathead Lake. The Flathead Community Foundation and other nonprofits have raised thousands of dollars to back the event, which executive director Lucy Smith said is a perfect fit for the area.

“The Flathead Community Foundation teamed with the Montana Dragon Boat Festival because of its potential benefit for area non-profit organizations,” Smith said. “Participating in this exciting, high visibility event creates a wonderful opportunity for organizations to raise money and awareness.”

Flathead Community Foundation is also putting together three teams open to nonprofits and individuals who want to avoid the costs of starting their own team. Each boat has 22 people and registration for the “Triple Threat” teams includes a team shirt, a special event raffle ticket, tent decorations and an optional donation to the foundation’s Flathead Fund for community grants.

For more information about the community foundation or how to register for a team, visit www.flatheadcommunityfoundation.org. For more information about the 2013 Dragon Boat races, visit www.montanadragonboat.com.

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