The race is on! Teams traveled from across the nation, and even Canada, to participate in the Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat festival, the ultimate option for corporate team building. The adventure took place along Turkey Lake at Bill Frederick Park and included food trucks and live performances in addition to the high-spirited and vastly competitive races. The festival and competition raise money for the Orlando Health Foundation, and naturally Appletonians are ecstatic to participate and help out our friends and client each year.
After some serious strategizing, our team began the first of three 500-meter races. Between races, we enjoyed the dragon boat festivities with food trucks, entertainment and socializing with other dragon boat teams racing toward the finish line. Seven hours of food, fun and game plans later, each Appletonian carried home two shiny pieces of hardware: silver and gold medals. In addition, a gleaming trophy sits on our round table at the heart of our office.
Enough about our winning dragon boat talents. We would like to give a huge thank you to Orlando Health Foundation for giving us the creative freedom to design its dragon boat last year, which was proudly on display again at this year’s festival. The Foundation, an early supporter of dragon boat racing, is one of Florida’s most comprehensive non-profit healthcare networks and an industry leader for nearly two million Central Florida residents. It is committed to making a difference in the communities it serves, and Appleton is proud to be part of that commitment. We would like to extend another shoutout to GWN Dragon Boat for the opportunity to participate in your prestigious tournament. The Appleton Creative video department filmed the dragon boat races and will be working diligently to create a video that shows what the dragon boat experience is all about.
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