The Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Regatta, which takes place each summer at the Youngstown Yacht Club, sent the 2011 winning skipper and his crew to represent Niagara Hospice in the National Hospice Regatta Alliance Championship held in St. Petersburg, Fla., in April. Gary Tisdale, Adam Burns, Jimmy Carminati Jr. and Justin Hays (pictured above) proudly brought home the national championship. "It feels great to bring home the honor of this championship, and at the same time raise awareness and funds for hospice care here in Niagara County as well as around the country," says championship crewmember Adam Burns.
The 2012 Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Regatta takes place at the Youngstown Yacht Club on Saturday, June 30, and is a qualifier for the 2013 National Hospice Regatta Alliance Championship. The Youngstown Yacht Club also hosts the community event celebrating the regatta, the Niagara River Cruise and Clambake that takes place on Friday, July 13, and is open to the public. Participants will enjoy a cruise down the beautiful Niagara River, followed by a delicious clambake with all the fixings, a silent auction and basket raffle and more with proceeds to benefit Niagara Hospice.
To register online or for more information about this year's regatta or river cruise, visitwww.niagarahospiceregatta.com.