Dragon Boat Race


Zebra Uno Dragon Boat Racing team aims to raise £1,000 by taking part in Dragon Boat Racing Fundraiser for Zebra Access and Rotary Club.

We're thrilled to reveal that Zebra Uno has sponsored a Dragon Boat for a team of 20 paddlers to take part in a Dragon Boat Racing event at Himley Park, Dudley on 22nd May 2016. The team will challenge other boat racing teams over 3 races with the fastest times qualifying for a place in the Secondary and Grand Finals where they can hopefully win the competition! 

Dragon boat racing is a fun sporting activity where teams compete in large canoe-like vessels.  Each boat has a drummer at one end of the boat beating time to ensure paddlers row in unison. On the other end of the boat in the stern is a helmsperson who is responsible for guiding the boat. Did you know that dragon boat racing began 2000 years ago? Find out more here!

Some of the Zebra staff will be among the 20 paddlers including Director Nikki, Project Development and Training Officer Chris, Communications Technician Matthew and Media Officer Jack. They have all been practicing their paddling skills ready for the big day.

All competitors have been set a target of raising at least £50 each contributing to the £1,000 target.

All fund raised by the racers will be split 50/50 between Zebra Access and Rotary Charitable Trust for distribution to needy causes locally, nationally and worldwide.

If you would like to show your support, here's the fundraising page. Friends and families are more than welcome to come along and cheer the team on as well as having a lovely day out at Himley Park!