We are energetic, fun loving and outgoing - an informal group who enjoy socializing while working hard to raise funds, friends and awareness for Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia. Our members mostly live in Norfolk, but we have members from Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and surrounding cities. The Magnolias have combined fundraising efforts with other organizations such as the Sertoma Club of Norfolk, Tidewater Community College and several local businesses. Contact us at chkdmagnoliacircle@gmail.com.



The Magnolia Circle of The King’s Daughters is pleased to bring the 5th Annual 2019 Magnolia Circle Dragon Boat Race Fundraiser to Nauticus on Saturday, September 14th, 2019.  The 2015 Magnolia Circle Dragon Boat Race was the first of its kind in the Hampton Roads area.  We invite you to join us in this exciting fundraiser by becoming a sponsor, forming a team, volunteering or making a donation.

Dragon boat racing offers corporate and community groups a fun and unique opportunity to cultivate team building.  Dragon boating is easy, fun, and no prior experience or equipment is needed! This is a unique opportunity for participants of all ability levels, it promotes team building, and brings the community together for fun at the Elizabeth riverfront.

The Dragon Boat Race Fundraiser is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and family!  Food, beverage, and retail vendors will be onsite including:

  • Food & beverages available for purchase, donated by Morrison Healthcare
  • Free breakfast bar and coffee for paddlers!
  • Beer provided by O’Connor Brewing Co.
  • Free water for athletes, donated by Norfolk Pure
  • Music & announcements provided throughout the day
  • T-shirts available for sale
  • Waterfront bleachers provided by the City of Norfolk
  • Commodity tickets available for pre-sale on the registration page for team captains

As a sponsor of the Magnolia Circle Dragon Boat Race Fundraiser, you can be an invaluable contributor giving help and hope to children in our community.  Not to mention contributing to the health and wellbeing of your employees by showing support for Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) Mental Health Program.  As an event sponsor, you will:

  • SUPPORT The King’s Daughters in raising $1 million toward CHKD’s Mental Health Program
  • PROVIDE a fun and healthy team-building experience for your organization
  • DEMONSTRATE your company’s commitment to the health & wellness of children and families in our community
  • EXPERIENCE a unique opportunity for participants of all ability levels to paddle on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk! 



If you have any questions, please contact us at chkdmagnoliacircle@gmail.com and a Magnolia Circle member will reach out to you. 

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Registration is open for the 2019 Dragon Boat Race Fundraiser on September 14thClick here to register.

The first 12 teams to register will receive medals for each participant - be sure to register early to guarantee medals and secure preferred practice days and times! 


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Nauticus & City of Norfolk

ADP - Presenting Sponsor

Morrison Healthcare - Food Sponsor

O'Conner Brewing Co. - Refreshments

Foley & Foley - Medal Sponsor

Beskin-Divers/Premier Millwork - Bracket

Colliers International, Volunteer T-Shirts

Dominion Enterprises - Dragon Team

Paul Merrit, NTrust - Music Sponsor

City of Norfolk - Water Water

AvalonBay - Dragon Sponsor


Good luck to our 2019 Dragon Boat Teams!


Team Norfolk

Dominion Enterprises

Marathon Consulting

Super Strokers, TQI Solutions

TST Construction

Avalon Bay


Sponsor Website Sponsorship Level
ADP Presenting Sponsor
Nauticus Partner
City of Norfolk Partner
Pan American Dragon Boat Association Partner
O'Connor Brewing Co. Refreshment Sponsor
Morrison Healthcare Food Sponsor
Foley & Foley Medal Sponsor
Paul Merritt, NTrust Entertainment Sponsor
Beskin-Divers Bracket Sponsor
Colliers International Volunteer T-shirt Sponsor
Premier Millwork Bracket Sponsor
City of Norfolk Water Sponsor
Dominion Enterprises Dragon Boat Team Sponsor
AvalonBay Dragon Boat Team Sponsor