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Hospice Cup Update from the Organizers to the Opti Teams:

posted Sep 21, 2010, 8:58 AM by Admin CBYRA   [ updated Sep 21, 2010, 9:00 AM ]

The level of fundraising for our event so far has been nothing short of outstanding.

I’m not sure anyone anticipated the scenario arising earlier this year, but it appears as though some of our teams are at least neck and neck with, if not outright leading some of the big boat teams for the top fundraiser of the entire Hospice Cup.

I’ve talked with our board President and he has agreed that it would be appropriate to have the Junior teams compete on an even footing with the big boats for the overall fundraising award, the Hank Lawton Trophy.

The Hank Lawton Trophy, named for one of Hospice Cup’s longest-serving and most enthusiastic supporters, is awarded annually to the racing boat that raises the most money among its crew.  Since the Optis are singlehanded but we have grouped as teams, we will treat each team as though it is a single ‘boat’ for purposes of the Lawton Trophy this year.

Andy Cole