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Return of the Dragons

Dragon Boat Races

Sept 9, 2023

Inner Harbor

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The Dragon Boats are Back.

Join us for the 12th biennial race.

2023 will commemorate the 12th biennial Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Races – a truly special event that combines athleticism and competition with fundraising and awareness of Catholic Charities. Since 1998, over 50 companies, non-profits and schools have partnered with us to raise over $5 million dollars in support of our mission – to love, serve and teach, work for justice, and to improve the lives of Marylanders in need.

Team Sponsorship

Train, Compete, and Make a Difference.

Sponsored teams will practice the ancient sport of Dragon Boat Racing for 8 weeks over the summer leading up to Race Day, Saturday in September 2023 (exact date TBA), in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, drawing an estimated crowd of 10,000 spectators. Off the water, each team will learn more about the work of Catholic Charities by partnering with one of our 81 programs. Paddlers see firsthand the issues faced by our clients and contribute their time and resources to making a difference in their lives.

Claim Your Dragon

Get your team ready for Sept 9th!

Claim Your Dragon


Awaken your fire on land and do your part from the dock. Instead of grabbing a paddle, consider taking up a different post.

There are so many other ways to get involved in the race day festivities. This could be an opportunity for you to make connections with Catholic Charities and the broader business community in Baltimore.

  • 2023
    Presenting Sponsor
    M&T Bank
  • 2018
    Platinum Sponsor

About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Baltimore compassionately cares for more than 160,000 people every year.

Our 81 programs offer a diverse array of services in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Washington, and Garrett Counties of Maryland. In cherishing the Divine within, we improve lives by offering meaningful help and hope to people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants, and seniors. Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve, and teach, Catholic Charities works to continue a legacy of goodwill and care.