In the wake of the group’s silver anniversary, Sequim Bay Yacht Club members were able to donate a record-high amount of $27,764 recently to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, helping that group’s goal of providing respite care for Hospice patients and their families.
With the recent donation, the yacht club’s efforts with the fundraising sailboat race has now raised more than $304,000 for Volunteer Hospice.
A majority of the funds for the Reach for the Hospice event — held Sept. 16, 2017 — were raised by donations from 10 boats who participated in the race that was held on Sequim Bay. Local businesses supporting the 2017 event include Hurricane Coffee, Oasis Sports Bar, The Local Yarn Shop, Westport Boats, Rainshadow Coffee and Siren Skin Care.
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, a 501c(3) nonprofit at 540 E. Eighth St. in Port Angeles, provides compassionate care to the terminally ill, their caregivers and families. The organization does not bill any patient, insurance plan or government agency with all services supported by local donations and grants. All donations are tax-deductible.