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Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise sets sail July 12

by jmaloni
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am

Whether you love to sail, or like to keep your feet on solid ground, the 14th Annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for everyone. The cruise and clambake is scheduled for July 12 at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club. Members of the yacht club, along with other boat owners, will once again generously donate their boats and their time to take cruise participants for a wonderful afternoon sail up the Niagara River.

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 fabulous clambake and buffet with all the trimmings featuring live music by Soul Committee. The evening continues with a silent auction with gifts generously donated by local businesses and community members.

The cruise and clambake has grown tremendously over the years and all proceeds benefit Niagara Hospice. With 39 boats and 200 participants, the event raised a record $36,000 in 2012. Co-Chair Adam Burns said, "This is a terrific event and we are so thankful to everyone who has made it such a success. We are looking forward to another great year. It is such a good time for a very worthy cause."

 Not a sailor? Working during the day? No problem. Tickets for the clambake only are available as well. Come down after work and enjoy the evening festivities. Details and registration are available at www.niagarahospiceregatta.com. If you would like to volunteer or sponsor the event, please contact Maureen Rizzo at [email protected].

Niagara Hospice provides end-of-life comfort, care and support to individuals and families faced with terminal illness.

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