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Golf Fundraiser on June 7

The  9th Annual Carol Raber Memorial Golf Challenge will be held on June 7, 2015 at River Forest Country Club, 130 Clubhouse Drive, Freeport PA 16229. This exciting and fun event supports Pink Steel of the Steel City Dragons. Tell all your golfing friends and see you there!

Use the PayPal links below to register online with a credit card or PayPal account or you can register by mail with our event flyer.

Event participation (select one option) Hole sponsor with signage Putting green sponsor with signage Package: Four golfers,
putting green signage and hole sponsor signage
$100 Single golfer
$400 Foursome
$30 Dinner only
$150 donation  $250 donation $700 Donation

Steel City Dragons receives grant from UPMC

March 6, 2015

The Steel City Dragons received a generous $7500 grant from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for outreach support, health and wellness community programming, and breast cancer survivor-specific wellness and paddling clinics.

Pink Steel honored by Allegheny County Council

February 3, 2015

2015AlleghenyCouncilPinkSteel-thThe Allegheny County Council honored Pink Steel, the breast cancer survivor team of the Steel City Dragons with Proclamation 8757-15:

Proclamation congratulating Pink Steel for earning second place in the world and first place in the nation at the International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota, Florida on October 24-26, 2014.

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Pink Steel takes silver in international event in Sarasota

October 26, 2014

Sarasota2014Cindy038cropPink Steel, the breast cancer survivor team of the Steel City Dragons organization, took second place overall among 101 international teams at the 2014 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota FL on October 24-26 2014. In a powerful showing, Pink Steel was the top finisher among all the U.S. teams and set the fastest time in the event during their semifinal qualifying.

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Three Steel City Dragons teams champions in Cleveland

September 20,2014

2014clevelandThe Steel City Dragons fielded three teams (Steel City Dragons Mixed, Pink Steel, and Women of Steel) at the Eigth Annual Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival. All three teams won their divisions. The Mixed team had the fastest times in the first and third qualifying rounds and emerged as the top seed in the mixed championship final. They pulled out all the stops in the final, finishing with the fastest time of the day – a 1:59 for the 500-meter course. Pink Steel consistently had the fastest times in the breast cancer survivor division and won their championship final by a staggering margin of over six seconds. The Women of Steel showed their power, not only winning their division, but also posting times that were faster than all but three of the mixed teams. For their efforts, the teams brought home two trophies topped with beautifully handcrafted models of championship dragon boats.

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Try dragon boating – it’s easy and free!

paddling2013Our 2015 season is about to begin and we’re welcoming anyone who wants to try this exciting sport to our on water sessions. Your first session is free and and we have low rates to join.

Pick a time from our schedule below and come at least 20 minutes early for sign-in and orientation. If you email us ahead of time at we’ll know to be looking for you.

 Winter Workout Schedule

  • Monday & Wednesday 6-7:30pm
  • Saturday: 8:45-10:15am

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Paypal donations: You can make a difference with your tax-deductible donation. Our all-volunteer organization puts all donations directly into programs for new dragon-boaters, equipment, and facilities. Your dollars make dragon boating accessible to more people and helps send our teams to represent Pittsburgh in cities across the U.S. and around the world.



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