Loads of Fun…
Nearly $31,000 Raised for Charity!
More than 90 proud paper yachts sailed downtown Los Angeles’ City National Plaza Fountain on June 26th in this charity regatta.
About 200 spectators cheered them on while enjoying food and drink — from Border Grille and Ben and Jerry’s no less! — and a tarot card reader, massage therapist, and music provided by DJs on a Dime.
Our silent auction was the largest in the history of the event! Thank you to all of the donors. Items included VIP packages for the LA Dodgers, vacation rentals, art by local artists, tickets to some of the LA areas’ best cultural facilities, and so many more. We also had nine members of the Los Angeles City Council who allowed people to bid on taking them to lunch, bowling or other outings.
The first three yachts to cross the finish line were awarded trophies and bragging rights. Most of them fitted with new rv marine batteries so they have no excuse! Certificates of special recognition were given for costumes and best boat design. Titanic Awards were given for sunken boats!
At the end of the race many chests were puffed and challenges made for next year.
Thanks to everyone who participated and helped raise nearly $31,000 for Hope Street, a community health, education and recreation resource of California Hospital Medical Center. They’re the real winners!
And the Winners Are . . .
1st place – Page Murphy, young daughter of attendee Dawn Murphy | Time: 46 seconds
2nd place – Angie Perez, Psomas | Time: 51 seconds
3rd place – Alex Cretu, son of Ion Cretu, Psomas | Time: 52 seconds
On behalf of California Hospital Medical Center thank you for allowing Hope Street Family Center to be this year’s beneficiary. It was an honor to partner with Psomas Engineering. You have an incredible organization and you truly set an example for the corporate world. We need more people and companies like Psomas.
~ Nathan R. Nusbaum, President
Psomas partnered with the Port of Los Angeles for a SECOND Yacht Challenge – September 10.
Some friends of the Yacht Challenge were kind enough to share their pictures and video of the 2014 event in DTLA. Thanks, everyone!