What is the CHALLENGE?

Our annual dragon boat competition is the major fundraiser for ESCA CancerSupport, since 2007.

Under no obligation to any team, or any paddler, we ask each paddler to participate in the CHALLENGE.  In a nutshell we CHALLENGE each team to fundraise or donate a minimum of CHF50 per team member. Winning teams receive the prestigious Winners’ CHALLENGE Cup, and champagne!

Fundraising goes towards support services and is in addition to the registration fees, which cover the cost of the festival.

The CHALLENGE is a lively financial competition for a good cause.  Funds raised go towards support services at ESCA CancerSupport, so we can continue to provide free of charge professional emotional support and trained practical help to cancer suffers and their families, in English, here in the local area.

There is no obligation to participate, but we will be grateful.

Teams who register for the CHALLENGE have individual fundraising pages and friends and family can donate on behalf of the paddler’s team to help them win!  On that page, people will be able to read the team bio with their incentive to WIN!

See the current 2019 Podiumclick here

Trafigura Tigers, CHF 17,500; BDragons, CHF 16,128; and Lenz & Staehelin’s Laywers & Sailors, CHF 15,000

Supersonic sKullers, CHF 16,000; Cougars & Co., CHF 12,400; and  LGB Power’s Poodles, CHF 2,100

A portion of the raised funds this year goes to Zoe4life, a local charity supporting awareness and family projects for children who have cancer. Learn more about Zoe4life.

Online donations will be accepted until Friday, 30 August 2019. Donations WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY! The winners will be announced after final tallies at 15h00 on the day of the festival.

DONATE in support of your favourite team.

If you don’t have a team to support please donate on behalf of one of the two ESCA CancerSupport volunteer teams, Bosom Pals or ESCA Paddlers.  We thank you for your support!