Our Mission

The mission of the Suncoast Asian Cultural Association (SACA) is to promote community team spirit, sportsmanship and inclusion through the sport of dragon boating and cultural events. SACA also promotes cultural awareness through our multicultural and diverse membership, and gives back to the community by assisting other local non-profit organizations through volunteerism and donations.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, safety precautions have been updated to limit the spread of the virus among our teammates and guests. We will continue to follow the CDC and City of Tampa guidelines.
All paddlers, drummers, and steers must:

 1. Stay home if sick.
 2. Complete health questionnaire within one hour of arrival to the boathouse.
 3. All non-vaccinated members and guests must wear a mask when unable to maintain six feet of distance from others including, but not limited to, when on the dock and in a dragon boat. Masks should cover your nose and mouth.
 4. The City requires everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask when in the boathouse.
 5. Clean boats and shared equipment after use.


What we do

Ushering Change in the Tampa Bay Area

Dragon Boat
Community Outreach
Helping the local community
Cultural Awareness
Asian Cultural Awareness
Introducing people to the sport!
Improve your paddling
Team Bonding
Bond with your teammates


Make Your Mark


Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Suncoast Asian Cultural Association an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
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Volunteer Your Time

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Suncoast Asian Cultural Association. Don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.
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Make a Donation

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.



2022 Races and Events


Are you interested in joining SACA Dragon Boat? Are you wanting to experience a fun and unique watersport? Contact us if you would like more information about our programs. For more information regarding membership fees and costs. Contact us if you would like to speak with one of us directly.

Club Practice Times:
Monday and Wednesday Night: 7:00 pm (On the water Training)
Tuesday and Thursday: 7:00 pm (Boat House Strength & Conditioning)
Saturday: 7:30 am (Every other weekend Meet Up at 9:30am)

Board of Directors

Jodi Balasi


Beth Trainer

Vice President

Kathy LaTerza


Garry Smith


Kitt Noythanongsay

Head Coach

Anna White

Membership and Recruitment

Carlos Bondoc

Community Outreach

Vijay Singh


Jessica Tien

Legal Advisor

David Rodriguez

Marketing and Social Media

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402 W LAUREL ST, TAMPA, FL 33607

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