Leukemia Cup to Host Gary Jobson in Richmond
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society kicks off its 2014 Southern
Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta season in March with a Richmond appearance by world-class sailor and
ESPN commentator, Gary Jobson.
Jobson will present
his candid behind-the-scenes commentary on the spectacular America’s Cup comeback by Team Oracle over Team New Zealand in the Cup races held last September
on San Francisco Bay. The racing featured dramatic
encounters between enormous72-foot catamarans capable of speeds approaching 50
knots in which the American defender overcame a seemingly insurmountable 1-8
deficit to retain the Cup.
As National Chairman
of the Leukemia Cup Regattas and himself a Leukemia survivor, Jobson will also
offer some valuable fundraising tips for area sailors planning to participate
in the upcoming 16th Annual Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta
in Deltaville in July.
The program is free
and open to the public. It will be held at St. Catherine’s School, 6001 Grove Avenue, Richmond, on Sunday afternoon, March 16,
3-5 pm. Voluntary donations of any amount will be appreciated to help the LLS
defray expenses of the event.
Plentiful parking will be available in the school’s
several parking areas or on the street. Guests will use an entrance to the
dining annex on Maple Street
across from the Café Caturra parking lot, and a Leukemia Cup banner will hang
on the fence to the right of the entrance to welcome attendees.
Space is limited and
reservations are recommended by emailing Debbie Bridwell, Senior Campaign
Manager, at Debbie.Bridwell@lls.org or
A refreshment station will be provided by co-host Fishing Bay Yacht Club, the organizing authority
for Regatta racing activities scheduled this year over the weekend of July
11-13 in Deltaville.
Twice voted the Best Regatta on the Bay by the readers of
Chesapeake Bay Magazine, all shore-based
activities for the first time this year will be sited at the Deltaville Maritime
Museum & Holly Point Nature
Park. Activities include
silent and live charitable auctions, dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings,
gala on Saturday night featuring dancing to live entertainment, and awards
presentations on Sunday afternoon.
In additio to the Fishing
Bay Yacht Club, the Regatta is co-sponsored
by the Stingray Harbour Yacht Club, supported by the
Wilton Creek Cruising Club, promoted by the Deltaville community at large, and
sustained by the generosity of many corporate and individual donors.
The Southern Chesapeake
Leukemia Cup Regatta attracts sailors from all over the Bay region and is proud
to be acknowledged as one of the top fundraisers in the entire nation. Since
its inception, the event has raised nearly $2 million to support patients with
blood cancers. Registrations for the Regatta are now being accepted online at
www.leukemiacup.org/va where more detailed information is available. .
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