Registration is still open for the 15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, to be held July 11, rain or shine. The event will take place at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club where members of the Yacht Club, along with other skippers from around Western New York, will donate their boats and time to take cruise participants for an afternoon sail up the Niagara River. All proceeds benefit the work of Niagara Hospice.
During the sail, participants will enjoy snacks and drinks provided by the boat owners, along with live music by The Junkyard Dogs, who will play on the river for the yachts sailing by. After the sail, the fun continues with a clambake and buffet with all the trimmings, featuring live music by Soul Committee. A silent auction also will be held.
Due to a record number of attendees in 2013, organizers anticipate the cruise portion of the event to sell out once again. Tickets for the clambake/cookout only are available, too. Details and registration for the cruise and clambake are available at www.niagarahospiceregatta.com. To volunteer, sponsor or donate items for the event, contact Maureen Rizzo at [email protected] or 716-280-0728 for further information.
Niagara Hospice has provided end-of-life comfort, care and support since 1988 to more than 20,000 Niagara County individuals and families faced with terminal illness. No one is ever denied hospice care due to inability to pay. For more information, visit www.NiagaraHospice.org or call 716-439-4417.