Jack McCloone, Freshman at RBR, Honored Skipper of the evening
Oceanport: The Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club held a kickoff party for the Leukemia Cup Regatta to be held at the club on August 4, 2012. A Junior Regatta will be held on July 27th. Sailors of all ages showed up at SSYC on Saturday evening to show their support. Jack McLoone, a Freshman at Red Bank Regional HS who has battled Leukemia served as the honored skipper for the evening.
The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a sailing event that combines boating with the important task of raising money to fight leukemia. The NJ Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has partnered with SSYC to put on the event this year.
The Sanderling fleet stepped up and made the first monetary donation to kick off the event on Saturday evening with a check made out for $200. Sailors were asked to register for either the Regatta or the Junior Regatta at a cost of $50 per boat and begin fundraising efforts. The goal for the Regatta is to raise $100,000. While most people involved in the event are sailors, anyone can help and are encouraged to participate in the activities related to the regatta.
A signature drink was even created for the kickoff to help put some 'extra wind in their sails'. The Shrewsbury Slam: made from Mount Gay Rum with ginger ale and a twist of lime.
On Saturday evening, August 4th, the First Annual Light the Night Ceremony will be held, a beautiful and inspirational fundraising event dedicated to those whose lives have been directly impacted by cancer. This year the time honored ceremony of remembrance and tribute will be taken to the water.