Jax Fire Dragons

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The JAX Fire Dragons are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and North Florida’s first and most successful competitive dragon boat racing team. Founded in 2012, the club is dedicated to fostering the many health and social benefits of paddling a dragon boat. Our roster consists of 50+ paddlers ranging in age from 12 to 76 and we race in mixed, women’s and (soon) BCS and Youth divisions. 2017 is our fifth full year of competitive racing. Our Team Founder and Head Coach, Joe Longobardi, and his wife, Berni, both competitive paddlers for close to 15 years, brought dragon boating to Northern Florida where the sport was unknown. The JAX Fire Dragons were born in early 2012 and since then, the sport has been introduced to more than 500 enthusiastic newcomers resulting in the formation of 3 teams and Jacksonville’s very own Dragon Boat Festival benefitting In the Pink, a boutique for women with cancer. JFD has had great success in dragon boat races around Florida as well as in Alabama and South Carolina, collecting our fair share of gold, silver and bronze medals. In addition, we represented the Southeast Regional Dragon Boat Association with two crews awarded berths in the 2014 World Club Crew Championships in Italy where teams from 22 countries participated. The team performed extremely well with our women’s team winning the gold in the consolation round. The Fire Dragons, however, are not just about racing. As a 501 (c) 3, the team has involved itself in numerous community and fundraising events, especially breast cancer awareness while continuously spreading the news about dragon boating to both young and old. We are proud of our members who come from all walks of life and grateful to our sponsors, especially our primary sponsor, All Wet Sports in Jacksonville.

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CaptainAnna Aufdenkampe$0.00
PaddlerChristina Montalvo$0.00
PaddlerCindy Williams$0.00
PaddlerCynthia Persico$0.00
PaddlerDorothy McDuffie$0.00
PaddlerEmma Murphy$0.00
PaddlerFrancis Lira$0.00
PaddlerGail Helmly$0.00
PaddlerGeraldine Rohrbaugh$0.00
PaddlerGil Manalo$0.00
PaddlerJason Manalo$0.00
PaddlerJen Murphy$0.00
PaddlerJoseph Longobardi$0.00
PaddlerKim Biehunik-Justiss$0.00
PaddlerLisa Lowell$0.00
PaddlerLisa Sclafani$0.00
PaddlerMike Rossman$0.00
PaddlerMolly Murphy$0.00
PaddlerPatty Chicoine$0.00
PaddlerRosemarie Ramnarine$0.00
PaddlerSara Thompson$0.00
PaddlerTracy Navarro$0.00
Paddlerpaula givler$0.00