Charity regatta returns to Northern San Diego County for 16th year.
OCEANSIDE — The 16th annual Charity Regatta to benefit The Elizabeth Hospice returns to Oceanside, as the local yacht club will host the racing event in the nonprofit’s honor on Aug. 4 and 5.
Oceanside Yacht Club’s Charity Regatta for The Elizabeth Hospice will feature sailboats, ranging from 25 to 50 feet in size, competing against each other for trophies while also benefiting children and adults suffering from life-limiting diseases.
Sailboat races begin at noon, with post-race parties with cocktails, food, live music, raffle prizes, silent auction and a trophy presentation to follow. The entry fee is $50.
“The community can join the fun by boarding a luxury powerboat with a $100 donation to The Elizabeth Hospice. Everyone is welcome to attend the post-race festivities, free-of-charge, beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday,” Oceanside YC said in a released statement.
Terri Manok, Oceanside YC’s Charity Regatta chair, said the sailing event raises funds for a worthy cause.
“Oceanside Yacht Club chose The Elizabeth Hospice as the beneficiary of our Charity Regatta because of the important work they are doing for the people in our community,” Manok said in a released statement. “The organization’s compassionate caregivers bring comfort and counsel to people and their families during challenging times. By donating the proceeds from the event to The Elizabeth Hospice, we are showing our appreciation for the services they offer to all who are in need.”
A seven-day Holland America cruise for two to the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska or Canada/New England is the raffle’s grand prize offering. Raffle tickets are offered at $20, each.
Round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines to any U.S. destination and jewelry from Famulare Jewelry, among other items, will be offered as part of the auction.
Oceanside YC is at 1950 Harbor Drive North in Oceanside. Visit OceansideYC.net, email tmanok@sbcglobal,net or call 760-207-9489 for more information.
The Elizabeth Hospice, according to an Oceanside YC statement, is a nonprofit healthcare provider offering “comfort and counsel to children and adults who are facing life’s most difficult challenge and restoring hope to grieving children and adults who are feeling lost and alone.” The nonprofit was founded in 1978 and has served more than 97,000 people. Find our more about The Elizabeth Hospice by calling 800-797-2050 or visiting www.elizabethhospice.org.
Photo: Oceanside Yacht Club