Organizational changes coming
September 7, 2017
The Steel City Dragon-Boat Association is saying farewell to Executive Director and Head Coach Lynne Franks-Meinert, who is stepping down after the current season. The team is grateful for the dedication and passion Lynne brought to the team. Board Chairperson Barbara Mitchell and Director Dawn Franks-Meinert will also be stepping down after this season. New coaching will be in place for next season and a plan is in place to bring in new leadership and board members. We’re looking forward to a great 2018 season for Pink Steel and the Steel City Dragons Mixed Team!
Golf fundraiser a big success!
The 9th Annual Carol Raber Memorial Golf Challenge was a big success, thanks to sold-out participation from over 100 golfers and our generous sponsors. Our heartfelt thanks go to all of the generous volunteers and sponsors who made this possible.
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
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.
Pink Steel takes silver in international event in Sarasota
October 26, 2014
Pink 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.
Three Steel City Dragons teams champions in Cleveland
The 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.
Pink Steel champions in Akron
Pink Steel, the breast cancer survivor team of the the Steel City Dragons won the Survivor division at the Dragons on the Lake Dragon Boat Festival at Portage Lakes State Park near Akron Ohio on July 12. This was their second gold medal a row at Akron, since winning the inaugural race in 2013. The Steel City Dragons Mixed Team won all three of their races and finished a strong fourth overall.
Steel City Dragons in the news
- How To Get Involved With Pink Steel Breast Cancer Survivor Team
- Fox Chapel dragon boat team claims title as best in nation
- Pine woman’s dragon boat team races to 2nd in national event
- Races over, the hope continues
- Pink flower shower ends ‘global’ fest in Sarasota
- Congratulations to Pink Steel (Katherine Amenta of WPXI)
- Pink Steel Dragon Boat Team Takes Second in International Competition
- Boating Team Bonds Survivors
- Cheers for two Pink Steel Paddlers
- Dragon Dream Team competes in international competition
- Dragon boat team celebrates victory
- Dragon boating is the ultimate team sport