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Hospice Regatta is One For the Record Books

The 13th Annual Hospice Cup Regatta and Walk/Run for Hope, held on June 2, raised $28,000 – the most in the history of the event – that will be used to support Oswego County Hospice patients and their families. Our success is directly tied to the support we receive from this community, both businesses and individuals.

Constellation Energy’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station was once again the title sponsor of the Regatta. Other major contributors were Entergy’s James A FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, PathFinder Bank. Excellus, NRG and Alliance Bank.

Other financial sponsors included Stewarts Shops, Fulton Savings Bank, Eagle Beverage (also the official beverage sponsor of the event), Foster Funeral Home, Oswego County OB-GYN, IBEW Local 43, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Dr. Dennis and Doren Norfleet, FitzGibbons Agency, Sandy Pond Sportsmen’s Association, Net & Die Inc., Edick-Hamlink Post 369 VFW, Johnston’s Propane Gas Service, Computer Accounting Services, Summerville Funeral Home, Eastern Shore Associates, Zonta Club of Oswego, Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Warner Physical Therapy, Scriba Electric, Dr. Robert Schaefer, Oswego Elks Lodge, Port City Chiropractic, General Laborers No. 633, Century 21 Leah’s Signature, Oswego County Monuments, Chirello Advertising, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fulton Management Services, Watson Funeral Home and Foster-Hax Funeral Home. More than 30 individuals and families also made financial contributions in memory of their loved ones.

C’s Farm Market, Dunkin Donuts, Guido Vending and Kinney Drugs in Mexico provided food and beverages for the Walk/Run for Hope and Sailor’s Breakfast. The Baby Boomers Band provided free entertainment at the Hospice/Sailor Reception. Our regatta drawing prizes were donated by Geneva on the Lake, KTM Mini Marts, Sonia Robinson, Arena’s Eis House, Colosse Cheese Store, Liz at Hair We Are, C&B Farm and Garden, Dufore’s for Diamonds, Taste the World, Ashley Lynn Winery and Maida’s Floral Shop.

Silent auction donations were made by Kraftees, Riverview Wellness Center,  Associated Dental Arts, Oswego YMCA, Oswego Speedway, Mexico Veterinary, Picture Connection, Chris Ravesi, Ray’s Furniture Perk, Donna Dubois Taylor, Raby’s Home Center, an anonymous Hospice Family, Linda Waggoner, Man in the Moon Candies, Cynthia Bachar, Cindy Mather & Peggy Stone and Kathy Amedio.

Graphics support, printing and advertising were donated by Step One Creative, Oswego Printing and Mitchell’s Speedway Press, Oswego County Weeklies and the Valley News.

The Hospice & Sailor Reception was hosted by Lighthouse Lanes and featured donations from Fajita Grill, Mimi’s Drive In, Press Box, American Foundry, Big M, Tavern on the Lock, 1881 Steakhouse, Blue Moon, Bosco & Geers, Canale’s, Subway, Garafalo’s, Vona’s, Price Chopper, Cakes Galore, Kathy’s Cakes, Greene’s Ale House, Bames,  and Pigger’s. Our tent was donated by Jim Steele.

The Oswego Yacht Club, as always, was a gracious host and provided us with the support we needed to have such a successful event. Thanks go out to all who sailed in the Regatta,  participated in the Walk/Run for Hope and attended the reception.

An event such as this could not happen without the help of our Regatta organizing committee and a slew of volunteers.  My thanks to all of you for ensuring our success.

This outpouring of support is overwhelming and on behalf of Oswego County Hospice, patients and their families, thank you all for what you do…You make life a little easier for our patients and families at a time when they need it the most.

Debbie Bishop
Executive Director
Friends of Oswego County Hospice