FL-Naples Stages Fun Competition at Post-Race Party

There’s more than one way to build a boat – especially when the materials at hand include pipe cleaners, a deck of cards, and drinking straws, among a few other odds and ends (see photo at left).

However, participants at the Avow Hospice Regatta’s shore party were up for the challenge to create the best boat.

The shore party welcomed more than 100 people of all ages, with all 10 tables set with a bucket full of what seemed to be party favors. As the guests found their tables, Avow Hospice’s Bonnie Dinger challenged them to use the bucket’s contents to build a boat. Individuals and table teams engaged their creative brains to come up with some very smart solutions.

The newly assembled boats were displayed and voted on by the attendees and staff, and the winners were rewarded with the NHRA posters of Willard Bond’s work.

Group activities are great for team building and cutting the ice when faced with new people in new surroundings. Creating the boats as individuals, or as a team at each table, really was a great way for everyone to interact and meet new friends.

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Avow Regatta Results

Avow Hospice Regatta Class Winners and Nationals Delegate Announced

Under perfect January skies, 17 boats participated in the 2011 Avow Hospice Regatta, held Saturday, January 29 in theGulf of Mexico near the Naples Pier. The following boats won their divisions:

Spinnaker A:                Maria, skippered by Joe Bonness

Spinnaker B:                 T-Bone, skippered by Jason Richards

Sport Boat:                   Obsession, skippered by Gary Schwarting

Multihull:                       Tri-Power, skippered by Ed Dixon

Non-Spinnaker:            Air Supply, skippered by Steve Romaine

True Crossing:              Saboutime, skippered by John Harkless

Steve Romaine and his boat Air Supply will represent the Avow Hospice Regatta in the 2012 National Hospice Regattas Championship Races, scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg, FL in 2012.

For fundraising excellence, the Winds of Hospice award was conferred on:

Boat: Flame, skippered by James Doane

Individual: Coleen Walsh, crew member of Obsession

The Avow Hospice Regatta sails each winter to raise awareness of hospice services inCollier County and funds for Avow’s nonprofit operations.

On JANUARY 29, 2011, join Avow Hospice for its seventh annual Regatta!

Avow Hospice Look for us on the Gulf tomorrow!

The Race begins at 10 AM!

The Race:
Held in the Gulf of Mexico • Viewable from beach near Naples Pier
Memorial Ring Ceremony 9:30 AM • Race 10:00 AM

The Shore Party:
Ispiri – Avow’s new center for healing, education and celebration
1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples 34119
Cocktails 5:30 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM
Music by Michael Angelo
Silent auction
Awards ceremony conducted by Master of Ceremonies & Race Chair Jerry Watkins

Shore Party Tickets $100.

To order tickets call the Avow Hospice Office of Advancement at (239) 649-3683. Advance registration is recommended. Facebook RSVP is not considered a registration.

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT AVOW HOSPICE

MORE INFORMATION
If you are interested in racing, sponsoring/underwriting the event or contributing to the silent auction, please contact Bonnie Dinger at (239) 649-3686 or by email at bdinger@avowhospice.org.

ATTENTION SAILORS:
The NOR (Notice of Race), Winds of Hospice Challenge and online race entry form may be accessed through http://myyc.org/site/avowhospice

Avow Hospice Regatta – January 29, 2011

Join Avow Hospice for its seventh annual Regatta!

The Race:
Held in the Gulf of Mexico • Viewable from beach near Naples PierMemorial Ring Ceremony 9:30 AM • Race 10:00 AM

The Shore Party:
Ispiri – Avow’s new center for healing, education and celebration1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples 34119Cocktails 5:30 PMDinner 6:30 PMMusic by Michael AngeloSilent auctionAwards ceremony conducted by Master of Ceremonies & Race Chair Jerry Watkins
Shore Party Tickets $100.

To order tickets call the Avow Hospice Office of Advancement at (239) 649-3683. Advance registration is recommended. Facebook RSVP is not considered a registration.

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT AVOW HOSPICE

MORE INFORMATION
If you are interested in racing, sponsoring/underwriting the event or contributing to the silent auction, please contact Bonnie Dinger at (239) 649-3686 or by email at bdinger@avowhospice.org.

2011 Benefiting Hospice
Avow Hospice
1095 Whippoorwill Lane
Naples Fl 34105
Phone: 239-261-4404
Fax: 239-261-8683
email: regatta@hospiceofnaples.org

Avow Hospice Website :http://www.avowhospice.org