On Sunday, September 27, 2009, Nancy J. Healy, Niantic, was honored by Hospice Southeastern CT and the Niantic Bay Yacht Club for her 20 years of volunteering to organize fundraising sailing races for the non-profit organization. Nancy was a founding member of the Hospice Southeastern Connecticut Regatta in 1989. She remained active on the Regatta Committee as the event grew from one race run by the Niantic Bay Yacht Club to a series of races throughout southeastern Connecticut involving over a hundred boats and hundreds of sailors.
Nancy was honored at a cocktail party with the announcement of a new trophy, the Nancy J. Healy Trophy, which will be given to the club that sends a team to the National Hospice Regatta Alliance Championship Race.
“Nancy has made a huge impact on our organization,” says Carol Mahier, Executive Director of Hospice Southeastern Connecticut. “She came up with the idea of a fundraising race, found committee members to work with her, and has helped raise over $500,000 since 1989. We cannot thank her enough for her support and service.”
Peter Guille of Mystic, Chairman of the Regatta Committee, was also honored for his 10 years of service as he steps down from the Committee.
For more information about the Hospice Southeastern Regatta Series, or to participate, call 860.848.5699 or visit www.hospicesect.org.