Young sailors from the various local yacht clubs will compete in the third annual "A Regatta to Remember," on July 16, to benefit the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF). Hosted by Manhasset Bay Yacht Club (MBYC), the day is sure to be fun-filled for the young competitors to show-off their racing prowess, while raising money for an important cause. "It's important that the kids have fun, but it's equally important that they learn to do something for the community," said MYBC Commodore Robert Prokop. The regatta will include several races, with Pixel, 420, Laser, Laser Radial, Blue Jay, and Optimist classes competing in separate events in Manhasset Bay.
"We are most grateful to Commodore Prokop and the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club for envisioning and hosting this event to benefit LIAF," said Pattie Gallatin, LIAF's executive director.
The junior sailors are committed to raising funds by soliciting sponsorships for their boats. All proceeds from the regatta will benefit LIAF's ever-expanding and innovative services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, their families, and caregivers.
For more information please call 767-6856 or visit our website, www.liaf.org.
Founded in 1988, LIAF hosts the area's largest resource and referral center and offers a wide range of cutting edge educational and social services, including in-home respite care, "Coping and Caring" conferences, and comprehensive centers for memory disorders at area medical facilities.