10th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta brings boating enthusiasts, health care professionals
and community together for worthy cause.
SAN DIEGO - All hands are on-deck as the community comes together with boating enthusiasts and health care professionals at the tenth annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta on Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Hosted by Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association, the event will support Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice campaign, an initiative to build hospice homes in San Diego.
The event kicks off Friday evening, Aug. 24 with a pre-race dinner, followed by all-day festivities on Saturday, Aug. 25, as guests board sponsored yachts and cruise along the race course for a breathtaking view of the sailing regatta and the San Diego Bay.
All proceeds from the regatta support Sharp HospiceCare, an organization that provides comprehensive care and compassionate support for patients and their families struggling with a life-limiting illness. This year’s event is expected to net $250,000 for Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice campaign. So far, the campaign has led to the completion of two homes in the San Diego neighborhoods of La Mesa and Del Cerro, with a third home in the South Bay is currently being planned. Leading the effort as campaign chair is Scott McMillin, chairman of the board of The Corky McMillin Companies.
Pre-Race Event - Friday, August 24, 2012, 6 p.m.
Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
Tickets: $185; includes full-course dinner, dancing, and silent and live auction
Race and Spectator Yacht Seating - Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Coronado Yacht Club, 1631 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118
Tickets: $125; includes yacht reservation, lunch, refreshments, beer, wine, and post-race party dinner
The race portion of the event, organized by Cortez Racing Association, takes place on Saturday and starts at 1 p.m. at east end of Harbor Island, winds around San Diego Bay and finishes near the Coronado Yacht Club. Racers can register sailboats to compete in the regatta by visiting: www.cortezracing.com/span>http://www.cortezracing.com/>.
For tickets to the pre-race event and spectator party, or to become a sponsor of the event, please call Bill Navrides at 619-740-4316. To find out more about Sharp HospiceCare, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) or visit www.sharp.com/hospice
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