GoodBoats for Goodwill Festival supports Helms College

 GoodBoats for Goodwill dragon boat race and cultural festivalHelms College was proud to participate in the 6th annual GoodBoats for Goodwill dragon boat race and Asian cultural festival May 6 at Lake Olmstead Park in Augusta GA. The proceeds from this annual event benefit Helms College. Not only is this event fun, it also gives a glimpse into history, diversity and culture.  The competitive racing is combined with an Asian arts festival surrounding Lake Olmstead, providing a day of family fun and old-world traditions!

The GoodBoats festival is centered around the ancient sport of dragon boat racing, which dates back more than 2,000 years to ancient China. Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. The GoodBoats festival is composed of sponsors hosting teams of up to 20 participants per boat paddling in teams. This year’s sponsors included RegionsBank, Textron Specialized Vehicles, Archadeck of Central Georgia, Gold Cross EMS, Macuch Steel Products, Georgia Power, and many more private and corporate sponsors.

 GoodBoats for Goodwill dragon boat race and cultural festival

 GoodBoats for Goodwill dragon boat race and cultural festivalMembers of the faculty, staff and students from Helms College competed in the event including preparing and serving food as one of the vendors. Students at Helms College are given many opportunities for community involvement through our “hands-on” approach to learning while they attend Helms. Special events such as the GoodBoats festival provide an opportunity to put the skills they are learning at Helms into the context of off-campus events, and this broadens their horizons in the culinary field by learning about diverse cultures and their varied cuisine.

 GoodBoats for Goodwill dragon boat race and cultural festival

We would like to thank all our gracious sponsors and everyone who attended the event. If you would like to learn more about becoming a sponsor for our next annual GoodBoats festival you may contact us at 706-650-5760, or via email at Learn more at

HelmsCollegeIf you would like to learn more about Helms College and the many ways our programs can provide an enriching experience and open the door to a new career path in culinary arts and health services, contact one of our admissions managers at Augusta Admissions Office | Macon Admissions Office today.

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