Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union and the Chautauqua Dragon Boat Planning Committee
recently presented a check to the Chautauqua Lake Association and the Laker’s Disabled Sled and
Special Hockey Team at Northwest Savings Bank Ice Arena, Jamestown NY.
The Greater Chautauqua FCU’s Rubber Ducky Race raised $9,055 to benefit the two local organizations.
Annually, the Rubber Ducky Race is held as a community fundraiser in conjunction with the CHQ Dragon
Boat Race, this year nearly 2,000 duckies were launched into Chautauqua Lake.
Held in August, the 2017 CHQ Dragon Boat Race and Rubber Ducky Race was an overwhelming success
with almost 300 paddlers and hundreds of spectators gathered for a fun-filled exciting day on
“We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this community event. A lot of work goes into making this
happen, but it’s worth every second!” Kelly Haaksma, CEO of Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union.
The CHQ Dragon Boat and Rubber Ducky Race is an exciting event that promotes active, healthy
lifestyles, teamwork and opportunities for the community to come together to raise awareness and
funds to benefit Chautauqua Lake. The 2018 event has been scheduled for August 11, 2018 for more
information visit www.chqdragonrace.org or find us on facebook www.facebook.com/chqdragonrace
Front: Kelly Haaksma, CEO of Greater Chautauqua FCU & Dragon Boat Committee member, Heather
Nolan, Chautauqua Lake Association & Dragon Boat Committee member, Brittney Quattrone, Greater
Chautauqua FCU & Dragon Boat Committee member, Randy Sweeney, Community Foundation
Back: Mickey Sorenson, Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association & Dragon Boat Committee member, Christian
Kahabka, Laker’s Disabled Sled & Special Hockey Team Goalie, Liz Jones, Community Foundation & Dragon Boat Committee member, Douglas Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association, Rodney Kolstee,
Laker’s Disabled Sled & Special Hockey Team’s President and Coach, Kelly Rhinehart, Board of
Directors President of Greater Chautauqua FCU