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2nd Annual Swan Boat Race For Charity Sets Sail On Lake Eola

If you’ve been in or around Lake Eola Park then you’ve seen the enormous swam boats parked just outside of the Relax Grill.  For a small fee you can glide around the lake on your very own swan. Be warned you need to have your leg muscles ready because these boats are fueled by pedal power.  You may have noticed a plethora of pedal powered swan boats slowly swimming around the lake this weekend.  What could be described as the slowest race in history, the 2nd Annual Great Rotary Swan Boat Race took place on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for a few worth while charities #WorthDoing.

Swan Races Raise Over $20K To Prevent Hunger and Fund Literacy Programs

The race no matter how slow still reached it’s goal to raise funds to prevent hunger and promote literacy programs in Orange county.  Last years swan boat race included 16 teams and raised $10,000, which was used to buy a handicap accessible swan boat for Lake Eola in July 2015.  Mark Adams, the race chairman and organizer, said they had already raised close to $20,000 before the races kicked off at 8 a.m. in downtown Orlando. Recipients of the money include Second Harvest Food Bank, the Christian Service Center and the Horse Tales Literacy Program.  The team that won the 2nd Annual Swan Boat Race by a bill was the Business Archives.  Truth be told, everyone who participated in this years event and the charities that benefited from the funds raised are all winners.  Congratulations on another successful swan race.  For more information and to stay up to date on future events check out the Rotary Club Of Orlando website.