Like many of this summer’s fun events, the Erie Yacht Club Foundation’s Boathouse Party has been cancelled. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t have some fun! We’re going to transition our silent auction into an online auction that will be open to the entire Erie Yacht Club membership. We’re hoping to make it bigger and better than ever before and are seeking auction items that will pique interest in participating. The auction will take place later this summer.
The Boathouse Party is the Erie Yacht Club Foundation’s major fundraiser with last year’s proceeds of $50,000 from sponsorships, attendance and the silent auction providing the resources to fund grants, administrative costs and growth of the endowment. We’re grateful that some sponsors of the Boathouse Party have transferred their support to the auction and are hoping you will as well with a sponsorship of $500 or more. Sponsors will be listed on the auction site and in other marketing materials.
Auction support means a lot to our continuing mission at the Foundation to fund community boating and educational programs. We have extended our reach into the community and have received more grant applications than in the past and hope to fund them as well as the scholarships to students from Strong Vincent Middle School to attend the Reyburn Sailing School, programs at the Bayfront Center for Maritime Studies and collegiate sailing at Gannon, Penn State Behrend and Mercyhurst Universities.
To be a sponsor, please return the attached form by July 31st. If you have any questions please call Char Mashyna at 814-881-1210, Bill Lasher 814-490-6989 or Jim McBrier at 814-450-5513. Thank you for your consideration. We hope we can count on your support! Sincerely, Erie Yacht Club Foundation Trustees