May 22

CRC team up for Dragon Boat challenge

VIDEO  The CRC team enjoyed an exhausting but exciting time during the 2017 Dragon Boat races Sunday, May 21, along the Scioto River in downtown Columbus.

The annual races lead up the Asian Festival, which takes place over Memorial Day weekend every year.

The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center entered a Dragon Boat under the banner “We’re All in the Same Boat” and its participants reflected the rich variety of the community served by the 45-year-old Settlement House.

The CRC team included the following paddlers:

Lisa Courtice, United Way of Central Ohio president and CEO; Matt Habash, MidOhio Foodbank president and CEO; Nadia Kasvin of US Together; Tom Gregoire, Dean of the OSU College of Social Work and a CRC board member; Nancy Tan Male of the Franklin County Office on Aging; Pam McCarthy, Central Community House executive director; Michael Corey, Human Services Chamber director; Anthony Penn of Columbus Area Mental Health; and Denise Robinson of Alvis; Bill Owens, CRC executive director; Brad Henning, CRC Volunteer; Megan Gish, CRC Senior Services director; Laura Zimmerman, CRC Grants Manager; Aouatif Agouni, CRC Family Services outreach worker; Christine Happel, CRC Village In The Ville director; Katie Palmer CRC volunteers and special events coordinator; Nga Nyuen CRC Refugee & Immigration Specialist; and CRC friends Warren and Joe Wright.

CRC’s team race in three heats, winning its final race to finish 16th among the 21 teams. The 2017 champion was Commercial Works, followed by Team Laos and Cardinal Health finished third overall.

To see a video of the CRC team’s performance in action, please click here.