Boat Teams Practice for Races

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Cancer survivors and their supporters are well known for sticking together and helping each other out.

That's exactly what you'll find with the Mid-Ohio Valley Dragon Boat Team.

The team practiced with the Akron Dream Team Saturday morning to prepare for a tournament in Cleveland later this month.

Both teams are made up completely of cancer survivors and supporters.

The two teams were competitive when racing each other, but teammates say there's a lot more to it than hurrying to the finish line.

"It's fun to do the paddling, it's fun to be on the river, we have a great group of men and women and it's just, it's great exercise," Lynne Sturtevant, a team member, said.

Members of both teams say practicing together helps prepare them for the real races they'll be entering.

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  • by Janet Chase Location: Marietta, OH on Aug 2, 2009 at 08:21 AM
    Thanks, Cathleen for the coverage! We hope you had as much fun as we did! For more information about the MOV'n Dragons viewers may go to
  • by Coach Karen Location: on Aug 1, 2009 at 08:56 PM
    The Dragon Dream Team of Akron had a fantastic time in Marietta. The MOV'n Dragons were very gracious hosts. The trip down the river was very beautiful, and we look forward to coming back for another visit soon! Coach Karen, Dragon Dream Team
  • by FormerWarrenStudent Location: Ohio on Aug 1, 2009 at 05:52 PM
    In loving memory of Gretchen Feldmaier. I'm happy your friends made your dream come true.
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