Grossmont Hospital Foundation

Sharp HospiceCare Annual Benefit Dinner and Regatta 

HospiceCare Regatta
Reserve your seat on a private yacht for breathtaking views of the regatta.

Celebrate the extraordinary level of care that Sharp HospiceCare brings to end-of-life patients and their loved ones at the 17th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner & Regatta.

Hosted by Sharp HospiceCare, the benefit regatta brings together racers, community organizations and local families for an important cause. The event takes place on Friday evening, Aug. 23, 2019, with a dinner, followed by all-day festivities on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, as guests board sponsored yachts and cruise along the race course with a breathtaking view of the regatta and San Diego Bay.

Proceeds from this event benefit Sharp HospiceCare's Homes for Hospice Campaign, an initiative to build residential hospice homes in San Diego County. Learn more or view a virtual tour of Sharp HospiceCare's Hospice Homes.



Schedule of Events for the 17th Annual Benefit Dinner & Regatta

Benefit Dinner
Friday, Aug. 23
6 pm
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

Race Day and Spectator Yacht Seating
Saturday, Aug. 24
11 am
Coronado Yacht Club/San Diego Bay
1631 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118

Silent auctions and opportunity drawings.  Board a spectator yacht and watch the regatta race action. Ticket includes lunch, beverages (including beer and wine on the yachts), post-race party barbecue dinner and live entertainment.


Watch a video of highlights from past events.



2019 Event Sponsors

Honorary Fleet Admiral
Scott & Sue Wing

$25,000 Honorary Admiral Sponsor
Horizon Oxygen and Medical Equipment Inc.

In Memory of Virginia Napierskie

$15,000 Honorary Rear Admiral Sponsors

Progressive Management Systems

$10,000 Honorary Commodore Sponsors
Davis & Adams Construction, Inc.
Sharp Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

$5,000 Honorary Vice Commodore Sponsors
American Medical Response
Comfort Keepers of East County San Diego
EC Constructors, Inc.
Emerald Textiles
Ernst & Young LLP
Featheringill Mortuary
Generations Healthcare
Grossmont Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary
McGriff Insurance Services
McGrory Family Fund
Sharp Community Medical Group
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Waypoint Financial

$2,500 Honorary Captain Sponsors
A Better Solution Home Care & Nursing, Inc.
City National Bank
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
DPR Construction
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP
Erick and Teresa Johnson and Family
Lockton Insurance Brokers
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Riley Mixson
Pacific Medical Buildings
Pacific Premier Bank
Rutherford Family
San Diego Marine Exchange, Inc.
Skyline Sunrooms, Inc.
Dan and Barbie Spinazzola
Westmont of La Mesa

$1,500 Honorary Mariner Sponsors
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Dr. David Bodkin and Marita Malskis-Bodkin
The Burnham Foundation
First Citizens Bank
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary
La Mesa Lion's Club
Dawn Lee-Schlieder
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Netsmart Homecare
David and Barbara Snodgrass
Southland Electric, Inc.
Tom and Alyce Vessey

$1,000 Honorary First Mate Sponsors
HMC Architects
Diana Stephens Holman
Mark and Tracy Lyon
Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry
Time to Move Care Placement, Inc.

Shusterman Wealth Management (Spectator Boat VIP Party $2,000)
Scott Wing Family (Saturday Registration Area $2,000)
Sharp Community Medical Group (Spectator Boat Refreshments $1,500)
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group (Porta Pottie $1,000)
Mark Clements (Live Entertainment $600)
Rainier and Jackie Busch (Black Box Wine $400)
LogoExpressions - Spectator Host Bags

2019 Planning Committee

Kathy Bongiovanni, Event Chair
Sherri Summers, Event Chair 

Brad Alberts Jeff Jakus Bill Quealy Alyce Vessey
Dee Ammon Jennifer Jordan Veronica Ramirez Susan Whitt
Susan Bartsch Denise Kelly David Salisbury Jeff Wilber
Jackie Busch Betsy Lemaire Pat Schulze  
Mark Clements Janine Lortscher Peter Shusterman  
Cindy Crist Tracy Lyon Lia Smith  
Dean Eckenroth Marita Malskis-Bodkin Valerie Stahl  
Ben Everhart Julie Matibag Nancy Strickland  
Dave Flint Darlene Mera Lyndsi Summers  
Matthew Guillory Jill Powell Bonnie Van Vugt  

Regatta Race Winners

For information about the winners of the 2018 Sharp HospiceCare Regatta, see the Cortez Racing Association website.

For More Information

To learn more about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please call the Grossmont Hospital Foundation at 619-740-4200 or email Bill Navrides at

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