17th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta Raises Over $400,000

The largest summertime water event on San Diego Bay—the annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta—raised over $400,000 last weekend.

Sharp Hospice Dinner 2019. Image courtesy of Sharp.

The two-day event featured a pre-race dinner and silent auction on August 23 at the Hotel del Coronado attended by 550 guests, followed by the Regatta on August 24, where 640 guests boarded yachts and cruised along the racecourse for a breathtaking view of the Regatta and San Diego Bay. Fifty-five boats raced for a chance to compete in the 2020 Hospice Regattas National Championship in Charleston, South Carolina.

Image courtesy of Sharp.

Leading the effort as event co-chairs for the 2019 Regatta were Kathy Bongiovanni of Seal Electric and Sherri Summers of EC Constructors. Honorary chairs were Dr. Kenneth and Mrs. Susan Johnson.

Hosted by Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association, the funds raised will support Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program, which offers a unique environment for patients with a life-limiting illness, to meet their needs in a comfortable home setting. Sharp HospiceCare’s efforts have led to the completion of three homes in the neighborhoods of La Mesa, Del Cerro and Bonita.

To date, the annual event has raised over $4,250,000 for Sharp HospiceCare.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com