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Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake Proceeds Provide New Ambulette

20th Annual Event is Friday, July 12 at Youngstown Yacht Club

Tue, Oct 16th 2018 10:00 am

 The Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, held on Friday July 13, 2018 continued its tradition of great entertainment, delicious food, and leisurely sailing and power boating up the Niagara River, all to benefit Niagara Hospice. The event, celebrating its 19th year, raised $34,823.

The donation, presented on the evening of October 11 2018 at Niagara Hospice in Lockport, will go toward the purchase of a new ambulette to transport patients. The new vehicle features a wheelchair lift and will be used to bring patients to and from area hospitals, patient's homes, and Niagara Hospice House.

Once again, the Youngstown Yacht Club was the setting for the event that featured local skippers and crews from various marinas on Lake Ontario, donating their time and boats to take participants on a cruise up the Lower Niagara River while enjoying food, drinks, and listening to The Junk Yard Dogs Band played music on the water while on a pontoon boat! The three hour cruise was followed by a clambake featuring a cookout, basket and silent auctions, and more live music by Soul Committee. "Lori and I, along with Paul Beatty Sr, are very grateful for all of the support and thank the generous people, businesses and organizations that continue to make the event a success each year", Co-Chair Adam Burns said.

The 20th annual event will be held Friday July 12, 2019 at the Youngstown Yacht Club. Save the date for this milestone celebration. Be sure you don't miss the boat and shore-side fun. Registration will open January 1st, 2019 at
www.niagarahospiceregatta.com. The cruise portion of the event will sell out as it has the past three years due to the limited amount of boats.  

If you or someone you know owns a boat that can take more than 6 guests and would like to participate, please contact Maureen Rizzo at Niagara Hospice at 716-280-0728. To sponsor, donate items or volunteer, please contact Rizzo at mrizzo@niagarahospice.com

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