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Dec 8, 2008

2008 Banquet Recap

The Space Dragons celebrated the holiday season & closed out a very successful and satisfying 2008 dragon boat season with a bang this past Saturday @ Buona Vita Trattoria!

The night was full of food, drink, auctioning, gift exchanges, awards, games, a video, and a whole lot of laughs and good times. THANK YOU all for making it out and joining the festivities!

Pictures, courtesy of studly Charlie, available here!


SILENT AUCTION Winners:
roadtrip with Tran: Denise/Janice
ice skating with Jackie: Mike
homecook Italian meal by Janet: Charlie
Yelp Elite event with Ming-Jou: Galen
fun time with Grace: Gerald
motor boat party with Marina: Galen
motorcycle ride with Charlie: Kevin
poker lesson with Jim: Step
rock climbing lesson with Devant: Emily
fishing with Robert: Kenny
mystery date with Galen: Gerald
Costco Membership #1: Em
Costco Membership #2: Robert
Trivium paddle bag: Kevin



"WHO said THAT??!!" Game Winners:
Devant, Tran, Denise


"Name the Paddle!" Game Winners:
Jackie

Sammi

Marina


Space Dragon Cowbell Award:
Thank you so much for your active sideline support & service to the team
!

Jimmy



People's Choice Awards (voted):

Hottest & Sexiest: Tran & Galen

Water Destroyers: Emily & Rod

Space Dragon Spirit: Felicia & Galen


Previous Year's Trophy Awards:
For continual, long-time dedication & service to the Space Dragons -
thank you for your huge part in making us into who we are today!

Dave

Jane

Denise

Scott


2008 Tournament Awards
For outstanding performance, team representation, & example that helped the team bring home a lil' hardware from competition

'08 Baby LB: Tammy & Marina

'08 Portland: Marty

'08 Long Beach: Robert & John

'08 San Francisco: Dominic


Most Improved Paddlers:
Mayana & Jason

And the premier award for the night ...
The GOLDEN PADDLE Awards:
For outstanding practice participation throughout the year

Rod (81), Robert(74), Mayana(73), Scott(73)
Great job & THANK YOU for setting the bar!



Big-time thank you to the following folks for making this night happen:
  • Tina for overall organization, coordination, and hosting!
  • Galen for the year-end video!
  • Brian for the award-making!
  • Janet for suggesting Buona Vita Trattoria!
  • Charlie for all the pictures!
  • All the folks being auctioned & all the folks auctioning! Great fundraiser!
  • Ceez for the "Name the Paddle" game!
  • Emily for hosting the White Elephant Gift Exchange!
  • Jen + CT for counting up the 'people's choice' ballots!
  • Pearl, Denise, Jimmy, everyone for so many small + big things to set everything up!
  • EVERYONE for a great night & a GREAT SEASON! THANK YOU!