June 2019

Team PV Dragon Boat competed in the 19th Annual 2019 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy. 34 dragon boat race teams competed on the south branch of the Chicago River in beautifully decorated dragon boats, each consisting of up to 20 members: 18 paddlers, 1 drummer and 1 flag catcher. The 18 paddlers row to the beat of the drummer, while the flag catcher of each team pulls a flag positioned in the water at the finish line. Each year, the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce donates a portion of its proceeds from the event to local schools and organizations of which Project: VISION is one of the recipients. This year, our team of 20 supporters, staff, and volunteers raced to raise funds for Project: VISION’s programs in the upcoming school year in the fall. We raised over $7,000 this year!!

Special thank you to our team of PV students, Kassi Guan, Shirley Kou, Eric Li for fundraising and paddling on the team as a way to give back to PV before they start school again and leave for college in the fall! Shout out to the Greater Chicago Dragon Boat Club, Coach Howard for whipping the Team into shape during practice, and Coach Steve for keeping us in top shape on Race Day! This is the best race we’ve done so far!

Thank you to the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce for organizing such an amazing community event and thank you to our sponsors for making all this possible!

Summer Events Diamond Sponsor: McDonald’s
Summer Events Bronze Sponsor: Brisk

Team Dragon Boat Bronze Sponsors: Reed Smith, LLP, Miss Chinese Chicago, Verde Energy Efficiency Experts, Freedom Title 

If you’d still like to support the team, you can still donate here OR support the Chinatown 5K Team!