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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 15th 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. 25, 2017, with a dinner, followed by all-day festivities on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, 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 15th Annual Benefit Dinner & Regatta

Benefit Dinner
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
6 pm
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

To purchase tickets, call Bill Navrides at 619-740-4316 or email

Race Day and Spectator Yacht Seating
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
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.

To purchase tickets, call Bill Navrides at 619-740-4316 or email


Watch a video of highlights from past events.



2017 Event Sponsors


$15,000 Honorary Rear Admiral Sponsor

Horizon Oxygen & Medical Equipment Inc.

$10,000 Honorary Commodore Sponsors

Lantern Crest Senior Living
Sodexo Health Care Services
Virginia Napierskie

$5,000 Honorary Vice Commodore Sponsors

Emerald Textiles, LLC
Ernst & Young LLP
Grossmont Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary
Mintz Levin
Progressive Management Systems
Sharp Community Medical Group
Sharp Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

$2,500 Honorary Captain Sponsors

A Better Solution Home Care & Nursing, Inc.
American Medical Response
Dr. David and Marita Bodkin
Comfort Keepers of East San Diego County
Cuningham Group Architecture
EC Constructors, Inc.
Featheringill Mortuary
Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP
Generations Healthcare
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary
Erick and Teresa Johnson and Family
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Karen Mellos
Owens & Minor, Inc.
Pacific Medical Buildings
Perera Construction & Design, Inc.
Procopio LLP
Rutherford Family
San Diego Marine Exchange, Inc.
Seal Electric, Inc.
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Torrey Pines Bank
Union Bank


$1,500 Honorary Mariner Sponsor

Architect Mark D. Lyon & Associates
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Global Commercial Banking
Becton, Dickson and Company
First Citizens Bank
Iapetu Capital, Inc.
Lockton Insurance Brokers
Neil Pollock President of Nielsen Construction CA, Inc.
Silvergate Bank
David and Barbara Snodgrass
Wayne and Nancy Strickland
Phyllis Walker


$1,000 Honorary First Mate Sponsor

Dignity Memorial
Suzi Johnson
RADM Riley D. Mixson
Bill and Stephanie Navrides
Office Depot
Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry
Diana Stephens Holman


A Better Solution in Home Care (Committee Lunch Meeting - January)
BB&T-John Burnham Insurance Services (Friday night August 25th Mt. Gay Rum - $4,000)
BB&T-John Burnham Insurance Services (Spectator Boat Refreshments - $1,500)
Anne Bourne - Logo Expressions (Spectator Boat Bags)
Lantern Crest Senior Living (Committee Meeting Lunch Sponsor)
Mintz Levin (Committee Meeting Lunch Sponsor - December)
Tracy Lyon/Coffman Engineers (Live Entertainment Saturday, August 26 - $400)
Rainier and Jackie Busch (Black Box Wine Saturday, August 26 - $400)
Bill & Teri Quealy(Registration Area Friday, August 25 $1,000)
Sharp Community Medical Group ($1,500 Spectator Boat Refreshments)

2017 Honorary Committee

Steve and Dr. Marilyn Norton, Honorary Chairs


 Terry & Shelly Bucklew  Steve & Ann Hall  Phil & Sherrie Napierskie  Bob & Maggie Watkins
 Malin Burnham  Bill & Diane Keltner  Sandy Redman  
 Gary & Stacy Cady  Linda Marteeny  Dr. Kenneth & Colleen Roth  
 Phil & Connie Conard  RADM Riley Mixson  Gary & Maureen Sage  
 John & Debbie Giaquinta  Peter & Elaine Morrell  Barbara Bry & Neil Senturia  
 Kristy & Steve Gregg  Virginia Napierskie Dan & Barbie Spinazzola  



2017 Planning Committee

Tracy Lyon, Event Chair


Dee Ammon Jeremy James Lyndsi Summers
Jill Baird  Janine Lortscher Sherri Summers
Susan Bartsch Marita Malskis-Bodkin Eric Tucker
Penny Boggs Julie Matibag Alyce Vessey
Kathy Bongiovanni Jeanne McNerney Susan Whitt
Jackie Busch Jill Powell Erika Williams
Jacqueline Campbell   Bill Quealy, Jr. Jeremy Willis
Mark Clements   David Salisbury Jon Zide
Pam Cooper Bill Sandke  
Terry Cooper Pat Schulze  
Phyllis Dodds Lia Smith  
Matthew Guillory Valerie Stahl  
Jeff Jakus Nancy Strickland   


Regatta Race Winners

For information about the winners of the 2016 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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