Charity Cup Regatta slated

GLOVERSVILLE — Mountain Valley Hospice and the Mayfield Yacht Club will hold their annual Charity Cup Regatta for Hospice on July 27, on Great Sacandaga Lake.

The regatta encompasses three events and is part of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, now in its 20th year raising $25 million for hospices all over the country. The events on the Sacandaga benefit the programs and services of MVH and the Nancy Dowd Hospice Home.

The first event for the day is the Great Sacandaga Lake Charity Cup Regatta for Hospice, where sailors have fun enjoying the sport they love while supporting MVH. The race is a qualifier for next year’s Hospice Regatta’s National Championship. Sailors can enter their boats or join a crew from the Mayfield Yacht Club to participate. For more information, including the Notice of Race or to register, email [email protected]

At 1 p.m., canoers and kayakers can join the poker run for Mountain Valley Hospice at Bayside Marina, 275 Lakeside Drive, Mayfield. All boats 15 feet and shorter are welcome to travel to five stops along the lake where participants pick a card at each stop to collect the best poker hand. The registration fee is $20 per boat. The poker run will begin at Bayside Marina, 275 Lakeside Drive, Mayfield. The best hand wins a standup paddleboard. Register online at or call (518) 725-4545. Personal flotation devices are required, and children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

All are also welcome to the Downeast Clambake that will end the day at the Inn at the Bridge, 641 Bridge St., Northville, at 5 p.m. Besides hors d’oeuvers and cash bar, people can enjoy a three-course meal, catered by the Inn at the Bridge, as well as the opportunity to partake in the silent auction to benefit MVH. Tickets are $50 per person.

Reservations for the dinner can be made online at or by calling Mountain Valley Hospice at (518) 725-4545.

For more information about any of the events, contact MVH at (518) 725-4545 or by email at [email protected]

The mission of Mountain Valley Hospice is to enhance the lives of those they serve by supporting what matters most to them. The hospice supports patients and families in the Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Hamilton counties. The Nancy Dowd Hospice Home is a rustic, eight-bed facility with 24/7 care for those seeking comfort. Anyone can make a referral or request a tour of the building. For details, visit

By Josh Bovee

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