“When we started partnering with Poarch, we were able to do so much more for the public, and that’s when we really began to grow. Because of their investment we’ve been able to have entertainment, to bring in more vendors, offer a better overall experience. That growth has helped us bring more people to the riverfront, exposing them to the mission of our beneficiaries, which is important because the better the event that we throw, the more exposure we get for the charities we benefit.” —Andrew Szymanski, Executive Director, Montgomery Dragon Boat Race & Festival
The Montgomery Dragon Boat Race and Festival is a community development event hosted in downtown Montgomery every summer with 70+ teams from Central Alabama and beyond. The teams converge to paddle and party for a cause while pursuing the Grand Championship Trophy. The Festival benefits two local non-profits, Bridge Builders Alabama and Rebuilding Together Central Alabama.