Every year across the country, groups made up of 20 rowers and 1 drummer take part in Dragon Boat races. For the first time ever, that tradition made its way to Baldwin County and was sponsored by the FUSE Project. The first ever Dragon Boat race on the Eastern Shore took place at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center off of the Causeway in Spanish Fort, AL. Each team competed not only to claim victory in the race itself but also to raise funds for the Mobile and Baldwin County school systems.
The FUSE Project is a non-profit organization that focuses on raising funds to support the growth and education of local children. The event this past weekend benefits after school programs for children all over Mobile and Baldwin County. Over $95,000 was raised and fun was had by all. The FUSE Project considered the event a success and has already begun plans for the second annual event next year.
This past Saturday, Truland Homes enjoyed a day with family and friends and raced a team of 21 to be named 7th in almost 30 teams. After being awarded metals for being the top fundraising team, the Truland crew posed for pictures to remember the first ever FUSE Project Dragon Boat Race in Baldwin County.