Thanks Vernon for the article!
On with the weekly SD digest...
SPACE DRAGON FAMILY & FRIENDS:
1. BLOOD DONATIONS NEEDED ASAP
One of our fellow LB paddlers, Helen Le (KG), has a 2-year old son with a heart condition that requires surgery. He will need at least 2 pints of blood during the surgeryand possibly more transfusions during the surgery or post-op. The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles can receive directed blood donations in his name. Christopher's blood type is O+. If you are able to donate for his surgery, he can receive from O+ or O- donors between TUES June 9th - THUR June 11th. Blood can be continued to be donated afterwards, in case it's needed post-op. Any blood that he does not need, will be donated to others in need. This means those with other blood types can donate too, to benefit other children at CHLA. Here is the location and other pertinent information:
CHLA Blood Donor Center
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(appointments are strongly encouraged although they accept walk-ins)
TUES-FRI 8:30A-4:30P (closed for lunch)
Parking is free for blood donors on the day of donation
Please provide this info:
Patient's Name: Christopher Cornell (Helen's maiden name)
2. ALCAN -- June 20 & 21
Experience the thrill of world-class racing--many international teams will be present. We are registered for 2 mixed boats, a men's boat and a women's boat.Looking for a few more studly men to fill the men's boat and 2nd mixed boat!Interested parties please contact tourney manager Tran for lodging. RSVP via Evite. Passport must be valid until January 2010. Tourney fee is $30. Please pay Pearl (make checks to "Space Dragons"). Confirmed Alcan crew please read and respond to Alcan specific email(s) from Tran.
3. SAN FRANCISCO -- Sep 26 & 27
Please book your hotel room ASAP (rooms are known to sell out quickly)--details on booking HERE. Please update your Evite responses w/ your lodging plans and contact tourney manager Wade w/questions! There will be a ROSTER CAP for this race- be sure to sign up and secure your spot!
4. LONG BEACH -- Aug 1 & 2
We are registered for 3 mixed boats, a women's boat, a men's boat and a masters boatLots of racing opportunities for everyone! We need your help filling the boat! RECRUIT RECRUIT RECRUIT! Please RSVP via Evite
5. ITS BACK! THE IRON DRAGON CHALLENGE! (Sat. June 6)
Join us for a relaxing hike! After practice, land workout, and the ensuing lunch feeding frenzy, come down to Space Dragon Mountain Training Facility (AKA Chateau Luu), and enjoy a relaxing 5 - 6 miles hike with amazing views overlooking Orange County, Laguna Beach and even Catalina (depending on fog). The trails are fairly moderate and we are not going to have heavy packs, so hiking boots are not necessary. Running shoes are okay on these trails. Definitely bring water with you for this hike, even though it is not very long, it can be hot and dusty up there. And bring a camera, we frequently see baby quails, lizards, cute bunnies and occasionally bobcats and snakes, Yay! Following the hike we can hit the hot tub, pool, and then grill up some dinner! Please email Jason if interested (headcount for food planning, etc).
6. SUMMER SUBLET AVAILABLE: IRVINE
FOR RENT: Master bedroom with private bathroom in single family house for the summer. $700 including utilities. Timeframe would be from June to mid August (negotiable). Interested? Contact Eileen Lai
See you on the water!
Pearl, Tran and Wade