2017 Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake

The 2017 Jack Beatty Hospice Cruise & Clambake will take place on Friday July 14. This event is open to the public.  Members of the Youngstown Yacht Club generously donate their boats and their time to take you and your friends up the Niagara River for a leisurely cruise, while you enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and listen to the on-the-water entertainment. After the cruise, you will return to the beautiful Youngstown Yacht Club for a fabulous clambake with all the trimmings.

OUR PACKAGES

Cruise & Clambake $150
Only $90 before June 1, 2017**
This is our most popular package!

  • Includes 3 hour scenic cruise on a luxury sailboat or motor yacht up the Lower Niagara River.
  • Guests should plan on arriving by 1:30 as all boats will be departing from the dock around 2:00.
  • Two bands for your musical entertainment including The Junk Yard Dogs live on the water and Soul Committee featuring Youngstown’s own Joe Brennen on the drums back at the Yacht Club. (Bands subject to change without notice)
  • Cold beverages (pop, beer, etc) along with light hors d’oeuvres and/or snacks will be provided by your captain and first mate to hold you over until dinner.
  • Clambake dinner immediately following the cruise at the Youngstown Yacht Club starting at around 5:30 pm.
  • Numerous silent auction items available for bidding.
  • Gift baskets and 50/50 raffles.
  • Beverages included with meal.
  • Cash bar available for mixed drinks, specialty beers, wine, etc in the clubhouse lounge.
  • Free shuttle service provide from St. Bernards Church parking lot to YYC throughout the evening. (note: last shuttle run at approximately 10:00pm)
  • YYC membership information available to all Hospice guests inside the clubhouse

Clambake Dinner $60.00
Only $45.00 presale by June 1, 2017**

  • Clambake dinner at the Youngstown Yacht Club starting at around 5:30 pm.
  • Plan on arriving at the club around 5:00 so you can watch all the yachts pulling into the dock for the party!
  • Musical entertainment provided by Soul Committee featuring Youngstown’s own Joe Brennen on the drums. (Band subject to change without notice)
  • Numerous silent auction items available for bidding.
  • Gift baskets and 50/50 raffles.
  • Beverages included with meal.
  • Cash bar available for mixed drinks, specialty beers, wine, etc in the newly renovated clubhoouse lounge.
  • Free shuttle service provide from St. Bernards Church parking lot to YYC throughout the evening. (note: last shuttle run at approximately 10:00pm)
  • YYC membership information and promotional specials available to all Hospice guests inside the clubhouse.

Corporate Foursome $700.00
$475 presale only by June 1, 2017**
You save $225.00 off regular pricing by purchasing this package before June 1, 2017!

  • Includes 4 Cruise & Clambake tickets.
  • Full page ad in our program book.

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**As you can imagine, it takes quite a bit of pre-planning for our committee to prepare for an event of this size. All presale packages must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2017 to qualify for discount pricing. We must adhere to this date in order to properly plan for the event. We are limited to a total of 350 guests with special preference given to those who purchase the cruise & clambake package.

About Jack

The Hospice Cruise and Clambake is held annually in memory of Jack Beatty. Jack grew up on the Niagara River in Youngstown where he gained a passion for sailing. He spent much of his life navigating the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario where he was known and respected for his ability as a skipper. Jack was also an accomplished water-skier, a national champion who performed at Cypress Gardens for many years. Jack was an innovator in kite skiing, jumping, barefoot, and trick skiing. As a member of the Youngstown Yacht Club, Jack was vital and active, encouraging new sailors, cruising his boat “Perbacco!” and living life to the fullest. When Jack was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2001, we told him that we planned to continue his legacy by naming this event in his memory. With the help of his family and friends, Jack sailed in what would be his final race. On August 22, 2001, he placed third in the White Sail Division. Jack passed away five days later while under the care of his loving family and Niagara Hospice. The event was renamed in his honor to remind us of a most spirited man who possessed a love of life and passed it along to all us.

Join us as we raise our sails to raise much needed funds to support individuals with life limiting illnesses and their families!

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