Hospice Cup XXX

| June 30, 2011
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The Hospice Cup XXX – America’s largest charity regatta – will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011. Entering its 30th year of racing on the Chesapeake Bay, to date the Hospice Cup has raised more than $8 million to support Hospice programs in local communities around the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area.

“Hospice Cup is a wonderful opportunity to bring hospices in the region together to raise awareness of the hospice mission,” says Brien Jones-Lantzy, Hospice Cup, Inc. President. “The great thing about this event is that you don’t have to be a racer to get in on the action. Volunteers are in the middle of the scene and spectators can enjoy the race from the comfort of a yacht and enjoy a catered lunch, open bar, and live commentary.”

The regatta takes place on the Chesapeake Bay off the mouth of the Severn River and is a highlight of the area’s racing season, counting for the CBYRA season-long High Point competition. Boat owners and/or sailors have the choice of participating in two levels of racing: Novice sailors can race in the HOSPICE CLASS, a non-spinnaker class where participants are given additional instruction by Shearwater Sailing Club and compete against boats in a fun and easy way in a circular race course. The second option, CYBRA CLASS, is for more experienced sailors.

Sponsors, donors and invited guests can enjoy the races from the decks of a luxury charter boat, complete with open bar and catered lunch. On board race commentators will help bring the race alive as they discuss sailing maneuvers and boat positioning during the race.

After the races, supporters head to the Shore Party at Annapolis Sailing School on Back Creek and partake in the much anticipated wine auction, bid on one of the many great items in the live auction, or sit-back and enjoy the band, fine catered faire and full bar. The highlight of the day is the Awards Ceremony, celebrating the racers and funds raised for Hospice Care.

Hospice Cup, Inc. is actively seeking companies and individuals to donate funds, goods and services and underwrite event expenses such as marketing materials, event t-shirts, and infrastructure. Donations to Hospice Cup, Inc. help us realize our mission of raising funds for and awareness of hospice care in the community

To sponsor or volunteer for this event, please contact info@hospicecup.org or visit www.hospicecup.org.

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Category: Boating, Events, LIFE IN THE AREA, Non Profit Organizations

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