Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta Raises $241,000 for Hospice Patients

Two-day event exceeds last year’s figures in fundraising, attendance and boat participation

SAN DIEGO  — Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association hosted the Tenth Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta on Aug. 24 and 25, 2012. The event netted over $241,000 for Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice campaign, an initiative to build hospice homes in San Diego.

Friday evening’s sell-out crowd at Hotel Del Coronado included 460 dinner guests and featured remarks from Honorary Chairs Scott and Susan McMillin. Scott, who serves as chairman of the board of The Corky McMillin Companies, announced Sharp HospiceCare’s purchase of its first hospice home in the South Bay region – the third hospice home of its kind in San Diego County.

On Saturday, the largest fleet of vessels in the event’s history took to San Diego Bay for the all-day regatta.  Nearly 40 sailboats competed to the delight of 360 attendees who viewed the race from aboard 25 hosted, luxury yachts. Overall regatta winner, Anarchy, skippered by Scot Tempesta, qualifies to compete in the 2013 Hospice Regattas National Championship in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Sharp HospiceCare is an organization that provides comprehensive care and compassionate support to patients and their families struggling with a life-limiting illness. Sharp’s hospice homes are unique living environments – custom-designed and built in established, residential neighborhoods. They are the only places of their kind in San Diego County which combine around-the-clock hospice care with an intimate, comfortable, home-like setting. Sharp currently operates two homes located in the neighborhoods of La Mesa and Del Cerro.

“We at Sharp HospiceCare are truly grateful for the support and generosity we’ve received from the San Diego community, and are thrilled with the success of this event,” said Suzi K. Johnson, vice president of Sharp HospiceCare. “It’s our goal to continue to build awareness about hospice care and help people understand that dying is a process and a natural progression of living.”

Community volunteers Luanne Brito of Vi at La Jolla Village and Bill Quealy of KPMG LLP served as the 2012 Regatta Event Co-Chairs.

For more information about Sharp HospiceCare, visit www.sharp.com/hospice. Watch a video about Sharp’s hospice homes and how it benefits patients here: http://www.sharp.com/video/transcripts/homes-for-hospice.cfm

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San Diego Regatta raises $240,000 for La Mesa, San Carlos hospice homes

My husband and I were guests on the Patriot, a private yacht owned by Randy Odiorne, on Aug. 24 for the 10th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta. Starting from the Coronado Yacht Club, Odiorne navigated the Patriot through the sparkling bay towards the colorful parade of race boats.

The event netted over $240,000 for the Homes for Hospice campaign. The money goes to maintain Sharp’s two hospice homes – the Lakeview in La Mesa and the Parkview in San Carlos.The largest fleet of vessels – nearly 40 sailboats – in the event’s history took to San Diego Bay for the all-day regatta. Aboard 25 different luxury yachts, 360 spectators were treated to close-up views of the race. Anarchy, the overall regatta winner, skippered by Scot Tempesta, qualified to compete in the 2013 National Hospice Regatta Championship in St. Petersburg, Florida.“This is always one of the most popular and biggest events at the Coronado Yacht Club,” said Rick Odiorne, owner of the Patriot, one of the spectator yachts.“We at Sharp HospiceCare are truly grateful for the support and generosity we’ve received from the San Diego community, and are thrilled with the success of this event,” said Suzi K. Johnson, vice president of Sharp HospiceCare. “It’s our goal to continue to build awareness about hospice care and help people understand that dying is a process and a natural progression of living.”Sharp HospiceCare provides comprehensive care and compassionate support to patients and their families struggling with a life-limiting illness. Sharp’s two hospice homes are unique living environments – custom-designed and built in established, residential neighborhoods. They are the only places of their kind in San Diego County which combine around-the-clock hospice care with an intimate, comfortable, home-like setting.“The hospice home in La Mesa was the first one of its kind in California,” said Stacy Kadrich, senior marketing and communications specialist at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.

Once the regatta was over, race crew joined yacht owners and spectators at the Coronado Yacht Club for a barbecue of pulled pork and chicken, baked beans, salad and bread and ice cream – blue vanilla bean! – from Moo Time Creamery.

Misty and the Moby’s sang 60s and 70s classic rock, inspiring the party-goers to belt out the tunes with them and frolic in front of the million-dollar view of Glorietta Bay. Everyone ate up all the ice cream and danced their seasickness away.

As the music wound down, the sun melted the sky into an orange popsicle. It was time for sober reflection on the purpose of the regatta: to raise money for homes for the terminally ill. Facing the last days of their lives, patients of Sharp HospiceCare get the comfort and care they need at the hospice homes. Family and friends can breathe easier knowing that their loved ones are receiving end-of-life care with the greatest dignity and respect possible. By Cynthia Robertson (Mission Times Courier & La Mesa Courier, San Diego, CA)

For more information about Sharp HospiceCare, visitwww.sharp.com/hospice.

Boaters Set Sail to Raise Money for Hospice Patients — San Diego, CA

Tenth Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta brings boating enthusiasts, health care professionals and community together for worthy cause.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital/Sharp HospiceCare made the following announcement on Tuesday, July 24:

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.

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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Santa Barbara Yacht Club Charity Regatta — September 9, 2012

Save the date for the 8th Annual Charity Regatta at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is proud to announce that once again this year, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club is hosting their “Yachts of Love” Charity Regatta to benefit VNHC’s Serenity House.

In its eighth year, the event will take place on Sunday, September 9th at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. The event is open to the public and includes a beautiful day of fun out on the water and at the Yacht Club. View the race and the gorgeous Santa Barbara Coastline on one of our spectator boat rides. After the race, enjoy a barbecue, music, raffle prizes, and an awards presentation at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club.

How to Purchase Tickets

Individual adult tickets start at $75 per person and children’s tickets $25. Sponsorship opportunities are available at the $10,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 levels. Sponsorships include admission to the Charity Regatta, barbecue afterwards, naming opportunities at the event, as well as an invitation to the exclusive pre-regatta cocktail party on July 24.

To purchase tickets or sponsorships online please click here.

Contact Lora Barker at 805-690-6215 for more information.

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Boaters Set Sail to Raise Money for Hospice Patients

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:  Cortez Racing

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

Sailors Race for a Cause to Support Hospice Patients — San Diego, CA

 

Tenth Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta brings boating enthusiasts, health care professionals and community together for worthy cause

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 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 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 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. Competitors will race for a chance to compete in the 2013 Hospice Regattas National Championship in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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9th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta – August 27, 2011 Sunny San Diego Bay, CA

Ahoy!

On behalf of the 2011 planning committee, welcome to the Ninth Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta! Along with host partners, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association, and our generous sponsors, we hope you enjoy this weekend of celebration and recognition of the wonderful work of Sharp HospiceCare.

Proceeds will benefit the Homes for Hospice campaign, an initiative to build residential, hospice care homes in San Diego County. As you know, Sharp HospiceCare is the only hospice in Southern California to operate this one-of-a-kind, palliative, hospice-care model that provides highly specialized care in a residential setting. In fact, this care model is so unique there are only 50 similar homes throughout the entire United States. Sharp HospiceCare currently operates two hospice homes, LakeView and ParkView, which together, have served over 4,500 families. Plans to build a third home in the South Bay are now in the works, thanks to the support of our Homes for Hospice Campaign Chair, Scott McMillin.

Since 1991, the highly trained, dedicated professionals and volunteers from Sharp HospiceCare have provided end-of-life care to more than 19,000 individuals throughout San Diego County.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support during these difficult economic times. You are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of Sharp HospiceCare patients, families and friends. Our goal is to raise $225,000 in proceeds through this weekend’s event; we would not be able to accomplish this without your unwavering support.

Warmest Regards,

Bill Quealy Co-Chair & Maggie Watkins Co-Chair

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HUGE SUCCESS at SAN DIEGO HOSPICE REGATTA

When the numbers were in, the Sharp HospiceCare Regatta in August netted $214,621!

“This regatta was a HUGE success,” declared Sharp’s Bill Navrides. The event brings together sailboat racers, the community, and families that have benefited from hospice care, for a weekend of unique activities, including a pre-race dinner, auctions, sailboat racing, spectator boats for viewing the races, and a post-race dinner party.

The regatta raises awareness as well as money for hospice care. Sharp HospiceCare provides their full range of services to patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay.

Some highlights of the weekend were:
400 guests at the Friday night dinner, up from 360 last year.
25 spectator boats carrying 325 guests to watch the racing, versus 19 boats for 265 guests last year. Many other boats have already volunteered for 2011.
400 Subway lunches served on spectator boats.
59 racers up from 48 last year.
600 meals served at the post-race party, up from 450 last year.
Racers compete for trophies, and to earn a spot in the Hospice Regattas National Championship. Drew Niedringhaus, the overall winner, will represent San Diego at the national championship next June in Rochester NY. Drew represented San Diego in the 2005 national championship, as well.

With growing numbers, and the able help of the Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association, everyone is already looking forward to the 2011 Sharp HospiceCare Regatta.

8th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner & Regatta

Benefiting Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice Campaign


The Regatta brings together racers, community organizations and families for a weekend of unique events to support Sharp HospiceCare. Festivities include pre-race dinner, dancing, live entertainment, live and silent auction, regatta race, spectator boat viewing parties and a post-race dinner party. Racers compete to earn a spot in the 2011 Hospice Regattas National Championship.

Schedule of Events

Pre-Race Dinner, Dance & Auctions
Friday, Aug. 27, 2010
6 pm
$175 individual ticket

Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

Join us Friday evening as we kick off our two-day weekend of festivities in support of Sharp HospiceCare. The evening includes a cocktail reception, full-course dinner, live and silent auction, dinner program and dancing to the music of Detroit Underground.

Spectator Boat Parties
Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010
11 am
$125 individual ticket

Coronado Yacht Club
1631 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118

Board a spectator boat viewing yacht and watch the race action. Each ticket includes lunch (courtesy of Subway), beverages (including beer and wine on the yacht), post-race party barbecue dinner, Regatta T-shirt and live entertainment by Misty and the Mobys.

For More Information
To register for the Friday evening pre-race dinner or the Saturday spectator boat parties, visit active.com.

To register your sailboat for the Regatta races, visit cortezracing.com.

To learn more about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, please call the Grossmont Hospital Foundation at 619-740-4200 or send us an email.

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7th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta held August 29, 2009

More than $186,000 netted at Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta
Event united health care professionals, sailing community, local businesses and families to support hospice patients

SAN DIEGO — Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association hosted the Seventh Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29. The event netted a total of more than $186,000, which will support Sharp HospiceCare’s program to build hospice homes in San Diego.

The event launched Friday evening at the Hotel Del Coronado with a pre-race dinner and program emceed by former KNSD weather anchor, Pat Brown. The sold-out gathering included dinner for more than 360 guests, a live and silent auction and dancing. On Saturday, 19 privately owned yachts sponsored 270 guests who enjoyed a view of the race while on the water.

Saturday’s regatta drew 48 sailboat racers who competed on a course stretching from the north end to the south end of the San Diego Bay. The boat, Anarchy, skippered by Scot Tempesta, won the overall regatta, and will qualify to compete in the 2010 National Hospice Regatta Championship in Rochester, New York.

Two teams of doctors participated in an exhibition race, Physicians’ Challenge, aboard legendary America’s Cup sailing yachts, as part of fundraising efforts. Winning the event were doctors from Sharp Community Medical Group, who crewed Stars and Stripes, beating out challengers from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group aboard Abracadabra.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Sharp HospiceCare, an organization that provides comprehensive care and compassionate support for patients and their families struggling with a life-limiting illness. The money raised directly funds Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice campaign, an initiative to build hospice homes in San Diego. The campaign has led to the completion of the organization’s second hospice home in Del Cerro.

Grossmont Healthcare District, the title sponsor of the regatta, donated $30,000 to the event.

About Sharp HealthCare: A 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, Sharp HealthCare is San Diego’s most comprehensive health care delivery system. It is recognized for clinical excellence for services in cardiac, cancer and multiorgan transplantation, as well as orthopaedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women’s health and hospice care. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three affiliated medical groups and a health plan. To learn more about Sharp, visit www.sharp.com

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