Paddling together makes for great results!

  • All proceeds benefit Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build simple, decent, affordable housing for partnership families.
  • As a Christian ministry, Habitat works toward this vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need.
  • Houses are built with local volunteer labor.
  • The houses are sold to each family at no profit and with no interest.
  • We are grateful for generous community support and ask for your volunteer help!

          

Coming Sat. Aug. 17, 2019 ~ 8th Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival

If your club, church, company, business or friends would like to be a Major Sponsor, Festival Partner or Festival Friend, please review the Sponsor Categories below and let us know at: 256-543-1898 or info@gadsdenhabitat.com. THANK YOU!

Major Sponsor- $5,000

  • Cash Major Sponsors may enter a team for no additional costs. (See Team Entry below *)
  • Use of Habitat Dragon Boat Festival logo for 1 year on all your appropriate business materials within the state of Alabama
  • Exclusive rights apply with respect to your product in defined category.
  • Name and/or logo recognition on website, Facebook, posters, brochures, newspaper ads
  • Mention in radio advertising & TV PSA’s
  • On site P.A. announcements at event at least 10 times
  • 3 double-sided banners displayed on Albert Rains Blvd. or in venue
  • 4 Badges to VIP Hospitality pavilion
  • 4 Event T-shirts
  • 2 Parking Passes

Festival Partner – $2,500

  • Use of Habitat Dragon Boat Festival logo for 1 year on print material (only) within the state of Alabama
  • Name and/or logo recognition on website, Facebook, posters, brochures, newspaper ads
  • Mention in radio advertising & TV PSA’s
  • On site P.A. announcements at event at least 5 times
  • 1 double-sided banner displayed on Albert Rains Blvd. or in venue
  • 2 Badges to VIP Hospitality pavilion
  • 2 Event T-shirts
  • 1 Parking Pass

Festival Friend – $1,000

  • Recognition on website and Facebook
  • Signage provided by HDBF to be displayed in the appropriate area
  • 2 Badges to VIP Hospitality pavilion
  • 1 Parking Pass

Team Entry Fee – $2,100 *

  • You select – 20 paddlers, 3 alternates, 1 drummer. The steersperson is provided by Pan Am Dragon Boat
  • Receive a 60-minute practice with coach during the week prior to race
  • Canopy tent space (20’x20’) in Athletes Village (no large tents or stakes in the ground)
  • Equipment use – boat, life jackets, paddles, steersperson
  • Team Name & Sponsor recognition

2019 Major Sponsors

      

2019 Festival Partners

Gadsden ~ at the Mall

2019 Festival Friends

2019 Supporters

Alley’s Carpet
Buffalo Rock
Buck’s Island Marina
Chili’s Restaurant
Collier-Butler
Cothran’s Bakery
Etowah County Sheriff’s Department
Gadsden Budweiser Distributing Co.
Gadsden EMA
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Greater Gadsden Tourism
Johnson’s Giant Food
Kyuka Water
Little Bridge Marina
Marine Corp League
Publix Super Market
Reddy Ice
Rivertown Cafe
Simmons Signs
Titan Ambassadors
Top of the River Restaurant
Trent Thrasher
Trim It Up
Union Jack’s Café
Walmart Superstores
Winn-Dixie

1st Place Competitive Division 2018

Exchange Bank of Alabama

2nd Place Competitive Division 2018

Gadsden Parks & Recreation

3rd Place Competitive Division 2018

Gadsden Public Works

1st Place Recreational Division 2018

Riverview Regional Medical Center

2nd Place Recreational Division 2018

Etowah County Bar Association

3rd Place Recreational Division 2018

Etowah-Cherokee Board of Realtors

2018 Dragon Boat Festival Photos