Presenting Sponsor

Dragonheart Vermont is so excited to have Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) return as the 2018 Presenting Sponsor for the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. BCBSVT has been an extraordinary friend and a mainstay of the Festival for so many years – we couldn’t ask for a better partner!

Before becoming our Presenting Sponsor, BCBSVT has at various times been our Hat Sponsor, our Shirt Sponsor, and our Medal Sponsor. They provide the water truck, eliminating thousands of plastic water bottles and creating a greener event on the Burlington waterfront. They supply an enthusiastic, hard-working Green Team to work all Festival-day long managing the trash and recycling in Waterfront Park.  And, of course, they have always had an enthusiastic paddling team—or two. BCBSVT has always shown their spirit both on and off the water.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is especially near and dear to the hearts of our breast cancer survivor teams. Each year as the survivors have disembarked following the flower ceremony, they have been greeted by a majestic paddle arch created by the wonderful people of BCBSVT. Their efforts have touched our Dragonheart team deeply.

BCBSVT has supported our Pledge Partners like Camp Ta-Kum-Ta and Dragonheart Vermont’s former Survivorship NOW initiative empowering survivors of all cancers. In 2018, the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival Pledge Partner will be a new initiative at the UVM Cancer Center, Integrative Therapies, designed to improve quality of life for cancer patients and survivors., Our support of others is possible in large part to the backing we receive from BCBSVT.

BCBSVT gives new meaning to what it means to be a sponsor.  They know it’s more than the money. It’s lending a caring hand to do what needs to be done. Dragonheart Vermont feels so fortunate to be the recipient of their support, and we salute them. Paddles Up to Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Vermont, our 2018 Presenting Sponsor!