When you think about strength, power and performance, your mind might race to images of a sleek car like the Q50 sports sedan sold at Park Place Infiniti. But you can also find these qualities in a team of fit, competitive dragon boat racers.
Both examples will come together for a three-day inaugural Nevada Dragon Boat Festival set for May 20 to 22 at Lake Las Vegas to benefit local breast cancer patient services, including Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada and the Las Vegas Breast Cancer Center.
“At Park Place Infiniti, we pride ourselves in being experts in excellence,” said Park Place Infiniti General Manager Joe Tortomasi. “This extends to our community service, particularly when it comes to causes like breast cancer that affect so many families, including some in our own Park Place Infiniti family.”
Sherri Weaver, president of the Dragonboat Racing Association Group of Nevada, said the festival features three days of competitive, community and corporate dragon boat races, cultural music and dance performances, a breast cancer awareness ceremony and silent auction.
Weaver, a breast cancer survivor who also found strength and comfort through dragon boat racing, said the organization has raised more than $30,000 over the past two years for a variety of breast cancer patient services.
“The sport is raising breast cancer awareness and it has been driven by women and men with the disease,” she said. “It reaches out to other women and men and offers them a message of hope and support.”