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On Saturday, Aug. 19, CENTURY 21 New Millennium partnered with Sabre Systems, Inc. to participate in the second annual Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival in Solomons, Md. It was a day filled with sunshine, community spirit and competition, which saw 28 teams from across the Tri-County area and beyond gather on Solomons Island.

After winning their first two heats, “The Centurions”—comprised of agents and staff members from New Millennium and Sabre—were among three teams to qualify for the championship heat. In a thrilling 200-meter sprint race, The Centurions were edged out by a (dragon-sized) nose in a photo finish to place third overall in the competition.

More importantly, The Centurions were recognized as the team who raised the most funds—nearly $6,000—to support the event’s worthy cause, Southern Maryland Community Resources.

SMCR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps to bridge the gap for individuals with developmental differences in our community. The organization advocate for individuals with special needs, to recognize their inherent dignity because they are members of our one human family. They promote social recreational and educational opportunities where individuals with developmental differences can contribute their unique gifts and develop their potential.

Special thanks go out to our partners at Sabre Systems and team captain Glen Ives, team organizers Tommy Higgins, Lee Woodfin and Josh Yowell, our 17 dragon boat paddlers and drummer, and especially to all those who supported this charitable endeavor, which is one of many community-based causes that CENTURY 21 New Millennium supports across Maryland, Virginia and D.C. each year.

Check out photos and video from the event below!

About CENTURY 21 New Millennium

CENTURY 21 New Millennium is a full-service real estate brokerage with 900+ agents and staff across 18 offices in the greater Washington, D.C. area, including portions of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The company, which specializes in residential and luxury properties, joined the CENTURY 21® System in 1998, and has established a sound and successful organization providing traditional residential and commercial services, on-site mortgage and title services, and access to a vast network of relocation and other real estate service providers worldwide. CENTURY 21 New Millennium has been the top-producing CENTURY 21 brokerage in the Mid-Atlantic each year since 1999 and has earned the distinction of No. 1 CENTURY 21 franchise in the World recognition five times since 2010. For more information, visit C21NM.comVested in You, Together We’re Better.

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