Dragons at the Docks 2017
The inaugural Dragons at the Docks charity regatta raised over €200,000
Six of Ireland's largest property companies joined forces for the first ever Dragons at the Docks charity boat regatta, raising a staggering €200,000 for Dublin Simon Community and local charities.
Organisers were delighted to announce the event had sold out within weeks of launching, with six cornerstone sponsors showing their support: Cairn Homes, Green Reit, Hammerson, Hibernia REIT, Ires Reit and Kennedy Wilson.
The event saw 720 competitors from over 60 companies from Ireland's property, financial and legal sectors battle to become the 2017 winners of Dragons at the Docks.
Property industry veteran Paul McNeive performed MC duties across an afternoon of friendly competition, followed by a BBQ and entertainment at HQ Bar & Restaurant.
Winners of each of the categories:
Dragons at the Dock Challenge (Grand Final) – Sisk
Property Companies Challenge – Green REIT
Property Agents Challenge – Hooke & McDonald
Building Contractors Challenge - Sisk
Built Environment Challenge – RKD Architects
Legal Challenge – Leman Solicitors
Financial/Advisors Challenge – Goodbody
Fastest Time – Goodbody
Well done to the SISK 1859ER’S representing SISK and captained by Shaun Mylles for winning the Grand Final
75% of the funds raised went to Dublin Simon Community, with the balance distributed to local charities in the Grand Canal Dock area.
According to Sam McGuinness CEO of Dublin Simon Community, the Dragon at the Docks fundraiser is part of an innovative solution which will help Dublin Simon Community achieve an overall goal of 480 bed units within the next 4-5 years, helping up to 750 men, women and children move out of homelessness for good. Since the commencement of their five-year strategic plan in 2016, Simon have provided homes for over 260 adults and children.
This year's Dragon at the Docks will take place at Grand Canal Dock on Thursday, 30th August.