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Apr 9, 2014  Scottsdale / USA

Arizona Dragon Boat Festival

Gold medal for the Henkel Fire Pearls Dragon Boat Team

The Henkel Fire Pearls recently won a gold medal in the corporate division at the 11th annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival in Tempe, Arizona. Led by Po Lok, Principal Scientist, and Maureen Gallaudet, Sales Analyst, the team of 20 Henkel Scottsdale employees, family and friends took home the gold and beat out 15 other corporate teams that competed in this year’s race.

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The Henkel Fire Pearls won the gold medal at the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival.

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The Henkel team kicked off practice a month before the race, meeting weekly to work on rowing as one.

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Henkel competed in and sponsored the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival the 10th year.

This is Henkel’s 10th year competing in and sponsoring the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival. It has become a major event celebrating culture and diversity, attracting participants from across the country. Pete He, Senior Research Fellow-Sustainability, represented Henkel and its Employee Resource Group, the Scottsdale Asian American Professional Association, during the opening ceremony. “The Arizona Dragon Boat Festival combines the excitement and competition of sportsmanship, with a celebration of diversity in our community,” said Pete He. “Henkel is proud to be a sponsor of such a great event, broadly supported by many of our passionate employees.”

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