Our team, aptly named MMC Hammers, competed this past Saturday in the Duncan Williams Annual Dragon Boat Races benefitting St. Jude. Teams consisted of 20 paddlers, a steerer and one drummer paddling a 42-foot long boat in three races over the course of the day.

Roughly 30 teams competed in different rounds with three boats racing at a time down the 300-meter course in the Wolf River Harbor. Even though the races only lasted a minute and a half or less, the frenetic, incessant pace of the paddling tried the grit and determination of our team. But, with two second place finishes and a first place finish to close out the day, the MMC team felt quite accomplished with our results.