Dragon boat racing as a sport normally only takes place over a distance of 200m to 1000m. However, a unique event will take place where Penang Forward Sport Club and others Dragon Boat Team in Penang like Anak Malaysia, PIPC, Chung Ling DB Team, Cancerlink and so on will attempt to row a 20-crew boat for 80km in 12hrs (approximately the same distance as around Penang island).
Our aim is to raise fund for local charities and also to list in the Malaysia Book of Record for the ‘longest distance paddling relay in a dragon boat’.
When: 18th July 2009 (Saturday)
Where: Seafront, Queensbay Mall, Penang
The event endorsed by our Penang State Tourism, PIDBF together co-organized by Intel Malaysia will mark this symbolic gesture into the history of Penang dragon boating.
Fund raised will donated to:
1) Community AIDS Service Penang (CASP) – CASP is non profit organization involved in public education, counselling, training of volunteers, outreach work with marginalized communities and providing emotional/psychological support to People Living with HIV/AIDS as well as many other HIV/AIDS-related activities.
Address: 46, Jalan Thomas, 11600 Penang
2) House of Hope – Managed by ORA Malaysia Berhad and is dedicated to serving underprivileged families in Penang irrespective of race, gender, politics, or religion focusing towards families living in Rifle Range area.
Address: 49-U Lorong Sempadan 2, 11400 Ayer Itam, Penang
3) Relau Rumah Charis Bhd Home for the Senior Citizens – Rumah Charis was officially commissioned on Oct 31, 1998. It is a non-profit organization founded as a home to server the old and the aged.
Address: Lot 29, Mukim 10, Relau 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
4) The Mental Health Association of Penang – The Penang Mental Health Association (MHA) is a registered local NGO in the Registrar of Societies with the Number 2097, registration date 20.08.1979. MHA has been actively involved in mental health awareness and support activities since then.
Address: CO-35-GF, Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang, Jalan Utama, Penang.
How you can Support?
PFSC is seeking for generous donations to make this event be successful. Your care and concern will certainly give these organization the ability to continue to do their much needed charitable work.
Should you have any enquiries regarding Paddle for Hope 2009, Please contact:
2940, Jalan Perai Inderawasih, 13600 Prai, Penang.
Tel: +604-3805228 Fax: +604-3805229
Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm
That not all for the event, On that day itself, beside the Dragon Boat 12 hours Relay Challenge, you can get on the dragon boat to experience rowing for yourself and at the same time contribute to this charity row. With Donation of RM50, you can join Paddle for Hope team for a fun row. Besides that, there are Aerobics, Dance performance, Live bands, Indoor rowing, Magic show, painting competition and more will be held at Queensbay Mall. An event that you can’t afford to miss….:-)
Come and join the fun and be ready to get wet if you would like to try out dragon boating for yourself.