Way to go, Centurions! CENTURY 21 New Millennium has been recognized as the number one fundraiser at the Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival! Among 18 teams who participated in the event to support Southern Maryland Community Resources (SMCR), New Millennium supporters raised a grand total of $9.593.87—”no question” the top fundraiser, per the event organizers.
The event began with practice races and the Opening Ceremony “Dotting of the Eye” on Friday, Aug. 16. Race day followed on Saturday, with New Millennium ultimately placing fifth out of 18 teams. Our team and supporters also enjoyed a delicious lunch at Stoney’s Kingfishers.
Thank to all who participated, whether you were among our teams of 16 paddlers and a drummer, joined the cheering section for “The Centurions” or donated to support this worthy cause.
Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors
- Capitol Title/Bay County Title: Lisa Smallwood
- Marrick Homes: Jay Webster
- Miller’s Supplies: Ken DeMarco
- First County Mortgage: Jorgina Colyn
- First County Mortgage: Alicia Jenkins
- Bay County Settlements: David Stamm
- Harbour Insurance: Lauren Hetherington
- Adco Innovations: Tom Foley
- Burch Oil/Propane: Sheri Norris
About Southern Maryland Community Resources (SMCR)
SMCR is a private non-profit organization that promotes the inclusion of persons with developmental differences into the life of our community. We advocate for individuals with special needs, to recognize the inherent dignity that is theirs because they are members of our one human family. We promote social, recreational and educational opportunities in which individuals with developmental differences can contribute their unique gifts and develop their potential.
Check out some photo highlights from a fun two days in Solomons. Paddles up! (Photo credit: Beth Graeme Photography)