Oswego Dragon Festival
Frequently Asked Questions:
How many people do I need for a team?
You will need 20 paddlers (8 must be female to be title eligible) and 1 drummer
How do I register?
Print out registration forms found on our website and submit to the Oswego Y. 25 % of your registration fee must accompany your initial registration. Registration is open. This is a 32 boat festival. Once 32 boats have registered, a wait list will be created.
When is the balance due?
August 1, 2013 by 3pm
How can I pay for registration?
You can pay by check, visa/mastercard or cash at the Oswego Y.
How many boats will be in the festival?
There will be 32 boats total. 10 Corporate (business/organization), 16 Community (not for profit, family, friends, non business based) and 6 Student (high school or college enrolled students- entire boat must be students).
This is a fundraiser, can I raise more than what registration asks?
Absolutely! Each team will be set up with an Active Giving account on active.com once their initial registration is submitted. You can raise the remainder of your fee this way or submit payment by the deadline. Team Captain's will be responsible for ensuring thier teammates have their Active Giving information. Your team will be able to use Active Giving to raise money via their secure website with links to your email, Facebook and Twitter.
Where does the money raised go?
Money raised supports the Oswego Y Strong Kids Campaign. Each year the Y raises money to provide kids, teens, families and seniors access to Y programs and membership. Fundraising each year helps children and families, in the Oswego community, learn, grow and thrive through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all!
Will there be incentives?
Yes! There will be incentives for teams and individuals that raise the most money for the Strong Kids Campaign.
Do we have to provide our own tent?
Yes, each team will need to provide their own 10 ' x10' team tent. Tent space will be assigned once registration fees are complete. Team Captains can pick their tent space once their minimum amount has been raised, first come, first serve. All teams will be in the same general area. Tent will provide an area for teams to gather througout the day to wait for their next race.
How long is the course?
It is a 200m course
How many times will we race?
Each team will race 3 times during the event. First race is by random selection, second is by division and third is seeded by the fastest time of the first two races. Fastest four boats compete for title.
What kind of equipment do I need to have?
Nothing! We will provide the boat, paddles, a steering person and life vests.
What time is our team practice?
Your team captain submitted your team's preferences of practice time. We will assign your team practice time in August, once your registration is paid in full. We will notify captains by email and at the Captian's meeting August 27, 2013 at 7pm in the Y Armory.
What other things are going on during the festival?
We are planning to have live music, food,Dragon Marketplace, Dragonland for kids, raffles and more during the festival that day.
I'm interested in Sponsoring the event, who do I contact?
Please contact Jackie Sheffield at the Oswego YMCA for Sponsorship opportunities. 315.343.1981/ 315.342.6082
I'd like to be a vendor, who should I talk to?
Please contact Jackie Sheffield at the Oswego YMCA for vendor information. 315.343.1981 VENDOR APPLICATION
I have more questions, how can I get them answered?
Please call the Oswego YMCA, 315.343.1981 or email the festival: email@example.com for more details.