24TH ANNUAL HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK GIVES BACK- 2014 CHARITY RACE AWARDS PRESS CONFERENCE,
OCT 31st, 2014, New York- The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York – 2014, (HKDBF – NY) Charity Awards Press Conference will be held NEXTTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 2014- Reception 10:30-11:00 (Light refreshments will be served)- Press Announcement/Awards Ceremony@11:00am at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 115 East 54th Street, Manhattan.
Seventy-Five Hundred dollars will be awarded on behalf of the HKDBF-NY 2014 Charity Boat Race participants to charities of their choice. Over the last twenty three years the HKDBF NY along with its Sponsors and Teams racing for various charities have contributed in excess of $200,000 to local non-profits. The dates for the 25th Anniversary Year 2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York will also be announced. Light refreshments will be served.
An annual and much anticipated race occurring during the 2nd day of the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York , (August 10th , 2014) this years Charity Boat Race participants included teams from HSBC, DCH, and the Shanghai Commercial Bank with each Company/Team contributing $2,500 to the kitty. The race winner (DCH) designated charity receives half ($3,500) of the funds raised and the remainder ($4,000) is divided equally between the other charities ($2,000 each this year.
Winner – $3,500 DCH Auto Group
Beneficiary Organization – Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation
Runner Up – $2,000 HSBC Bank USA
Beneficiary Organization – Chinatown YMCA
2nd Runner Up – $2,000 Shanghai Commercial Bank LTD.
Beneficiary Organization -National Association of Asian American Professionals New York Chapter NAAAP-NY
All donations will be made on behalf of “DCH Auto Group, HSBC Bank USA, & Shanghai Commercial Bank LTD,” and HKDBF NY 2014.
The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, an annual, multi-cultural celebration and sporting event, is the largest multi-cultural Festival in New York and the biggest Festival of its kind in the U.S. For twenty -three successful years HKDBF-NY has attracted a diverse audience of approximately 60,000+ attendees with 2,500 participants competing from across the U.S. and Canada. Taking place over two days on the site of the 1964 World’s Fair on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, NY, HKDBF-NY 2015 will feature events for the entire family. An opening day parade on Saturday, August 8th* will be followed by the New York Championship Race. The U.S. Dragon Boat Open Championship Race will be held on Sunday, August 9th* , with the winners sharing cash and prizes. (**TENTATIVE DATES)
This years Sponsors include;
Title Sponsor the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, NY; Corporate Supporter HSBC Bank USA.,N.A.; Emblem Health, Con Edison, New York Community Bank, Toyota, AXA, Verizon FIOS, Shanghai Commercial Bank, New York -Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Resorts World NYC, Standard Chartered Bank, Queens College, Flushing Bank, New York Hospital Queens, Berkeley College, Nong Shim, Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel, Vallo Transportation, Ltd., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Office of the Queensborough President, Melinda Katz, NYC &Co, Discover Queens.
Media & Creative Partners: WNBC TV 4, New York Daily News, Sing Tao Daily News, The Queens Courier, GoodNews Broadcast.com, RNN, MultiCultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc.(AM1480, Sino Television, Sinocast, M-Weekly Magazine), Fusia Communications, Inc., Inak Design ,YELP, RCN. Additional support provided by The Times Ledger Newspaper Group, Tinnie Advertising & Promotions, MyFoodMagz . Contributing Supporters TMI Trading, Sunrise Soya Foods, Naked Juice, ChinamericaHitRadio, Golden Fortune I/E Corp, (Mr. Brown Coffees & Want Want Rice Crackers), Bruce Cost Ginger Ale
HKDBF NY-2014 is a non-profit, tax-exempt, cultural organization