Silver Lining Foundation
Missoula, MT 59806
Dragon boat racing began more than 2,000 years ago in China and eventually made its way to North America in the 1980s. Now considered the fastest growing team water sport in the world, it features sleek, slender boats decorated with dragon heads and propelled by 20 paddlers working in unison. The drummer beats out the pace, while a steer oarsperson guides the dragon boat on its course. Worldwide there are more than 200 dragon boat racing teams composed of breast cancer survivors. Silver Lining Foundation Montana is the first dragon boat racing team representing the great state of Montana.