Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta Team gains 2023 Hospice Hero Award

During the annual Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta in Irvington, the Hospice Hero Award went not to just one individual, usually an exceptional member, but rather to the whole regatta team, which rallied after a veteran co-chair stepped down due to illness, adopted new leadership, adapted to new challenges and like a fine engine revved to do the good work needing doing, without missing a beat. 

Already a big regatta, striving to challenge the San Diego Hospice Regatta, now the largest of the Alliance’s contests, The Irvington-based Turkey Shoot Team, with the land-based team newly chaired by Yankee Point Yacht Club’s John Tidwell and the sea-based team led by veteran chairman Rappahannock River Yacht Club’s Tom Chapman, was further challenged—they now had to run the regatta from a new, smaller site, to run it more efficiently and to raise more money through creative efforts. 

And like that fine engine, this team, with help also from Regent Point Yacht Club and other groups, worked together marvelously….

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