The Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF) was the honored beneficiary of monies raised by the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club's (MBYC) Junior Regatta. Called "A Regatta to Remember," the July 25 event enlisted over 30 young sailors from various local yacht clubs to compete in the day's sailboat races.
MBYC's Commodore John Barry organized the event as a fun-filled day 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 Barry. The regatta included seven races with Optis, Blue Jays and 420s competing in separate events in Manhasset Bay.
LIAF Executive Director Pattie Gallatin was thrilled to learn that MBYC had selected LIAF as their cause, "We are most grateful to Commodore Barry and the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club for envisioning and hosting this event to benefit LIAF."
All proceeds from the regatta will benefit LIAF's ever-expanding and innovative services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, their families, and caregivers.
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, a social model adult day services program, support groups, "Coping and Caring" conferences, and comprehensive Centers for Memory Disorders at area medical facilities.
For more information, call LIAF at (866) 789-6856 or visit www.liaf.org.