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

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

Virginia Napierskie

$15,000 Honorary Rear Admiral Sponsors

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

$5,000 Honorary Vice Commodore Sponsors
American Medical Response
EC Constructors, Inc.
Emerald Textiles
Featheringill Mortuary
LPL Financial Consultant
Sharp Community Medical Group
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

$2,500 Honorary Captain Sponsors
A Better Solution Home Care & Nursing, Inc.
City National Bank
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
DPR Construction
Erick and Teresa Johnson and Family
Lockton Insurance Brokers
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Pacific Premier Bank
Pacific Medical Buildings
Stericycle, Inc.

$1,500 Honorary Mariner Sponsors
Dr. David Bodkin and Marita Malskis-Bodkin
The Burnham Foundation
First Citizens Bank
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
David and Barbara Snodgrass

$1,000 Honorary First Mate Sponsors
Riley Mixson
Diana Stephens Holman

BB&T-John Burnham Insurance Services (Mt. Gay Rum $5,000)
Sharp Community Medical Group (Spectator Boat Refreshments $1,500)
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group (Porta Pottie $1,000)


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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