Over the weekend Freed Maxick’s employees took part in the majestic sport of Dragon Boat Racing at the annual Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival in Buffalo, NY.

From Hope Chest Buffalo’s website,”For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steer person. It is a team sport that requires power, speed, synchronization and endurance. Dragon boat participant skills will range from novice to competitive though no experience is required.”

Teams at this weekend’s event represented local Western New York corporations, breast cancer survivors, police forces, firemen, and other community organizations. All teams had twenty (20) paddlers, one drummer (1)  and three (3) alternates. Race divisions were Club/Corporate/Community Mixed and Breast Cancer Survivors, comprised of eight women.

Freed Maxick won a silver medal in the “B” Division as well as “Best Costume” for our Flag Day theme!  Director Barb Danner is on the board at Hope Chest and pulled the team together, doing a great job as captain!

Check out some of our photos of the event on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FreedMaxickCPAs

The goal of the Hope Chest organization is to provide a positive support group for Breast Cancer survivors. The organization offers a unique paddling program along with a distinct health and fitness program for breast cancer survivors of all ages and fitness levels. The purpose is to inspire Breast Cancer patients and survivors in any stage of treatment or recovery to become, or to continue, to lead active and fulfilling lives through unique physical fitness program which also promotes emotional healing.
Click here to download their informational flyer.