Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Races to be held April 27th

Twenty-five teams are now registered for the second annual Dragon Boat Races in Tuscaloosa. The event will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Cypress Inn on the Black Warrior River. The opening ceremony will begin at 10:30am and the race will start at 11:00am. The event isfree to spectators. There will also be a Children's Fun area, delicious food, music, and a competitive race.

The Junior League of Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Races feature local and regional community andcorporate teams racing for title of Grand Champion. Off the water, team members also competeto raise the most pledges for The Junior League of Tuscaloosa.

Each team will get an on-water practice session with a trained coach prior to race day and compete in at least two heats on Saturday, April 27, 2012. For more information and to register your Dragon Boat team go to www.

Proceeds from the Dragon Boat Races will benefit the Junior League of Tuscaloosa and its community partners. Last year's race featured 26 teams and raised over $20,000.