Hospice Cup Creates Youth Charity Awareness through Art and Sailing
Honoring the all-newÂ Junior Hospice Regatta,Â Hospice Cup, Inc. has chosen the image of junior artist, Aaron Marshall, a freshman at Anne Arundel Community College, to represent the race taking place Saturday, September 26, 2009, following the main regatta on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland.
TheÂ Junior Hospice Regatta is a new race premiering during this yearâ€™s Hospice Cup Regatta, which will include the 16 top performing junior racers from all over the Chesapeake region. The junior sailors will be competing in â€œteam racing formatâ€� using Optimist dinghy sailboats.
â€œItâ€™s a unique situation where junior sailors are working together to make this first effort a success in 2009. We hope to give them positive exposure to team racing which they will carry on the collegiate level, while also introducing them to hospice and what itâ€™s all about,â€� said Brien Jones-Lantzy, Hospice Cup, Inc. Secretary of the Board, and co-chair of the junior regatta event.
Marshall, a Severn, Maryland resident, studied art during his four years of high school under the tutelage of Ms. Rita McRoy, at Annapolis Area Christian School. Ms. McRoy was the creator of the official image of theÂ 2008 Hospice Cup Regatta, â€œVictory.â€�
â€œMs. Rita was such a blessing to me and she inspired me to paint with my heart, soul and mind, not just with my hands. In the first stages of my painting, the canvas looked flat and dull, but as time went on and with encouragement from Ms. Rita, this lifeless ocean suddenly became an explosion of color and movement.”
Marshallâ€™s image will be printed on tee-shirts and posters created specifically for the junior sailor participants, and will also be auctioned off at the post-race Shore Party at the Atria Manresa on the Severn River.
This all-day junior sailing event will begin at 10:00 am on the 26th with pre-race coaching and practice for the junior sailors. The Hospice Cup Junior Regatta races will be held from 4:00 â€“ 5:30 pm. Spectators will be able to watch the Junior Regatta from theÂ Shore Party location taking place at the Atria Manresa located on the Severn River. Awards for the Junior Regatta will be awarded during the feature trophy ceremony for theÂ Hospice Cup XXVIII.