Amazing Race

Wish Child Jack and his family on a sailing trip in the Caribbean.

Over 150 people will participate in three “Amazing Race”-style competitions to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish San Diego organization.

Our three Coronado based Yacht Clubs: Coronado Cays Yacht Club, Coronado Yacht Club and Navy Yacht Club San Diego have set a $100,000 fundraising goal. To reach the goal, the clubs are hosting a day-long event at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club, 30 Caribe Cay Boulevard, on Saturday, May 16 that includes two “Amazing Race”-style competitions.

The day kicks off with teams of bicyclists who will ride to ten different places across Coronado Cays to complete competitive events. A less strenuous event will find teams in electric boats cruising around the Cays to several locations to complete their challenges while teams will answer trivia questions underway.

There is still room for teams in each of the events:

• Bike teams of 8-10 members, $2,500 team entry

• Electric boat teams of eight, $60 entry fee per team member

For more information about the race, how to register or donate items for the auction, go to www.make3wishes.org

This annual event has raised more than $360,000 over the last six years and has funded over 35 children’s wishes. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish San Diego. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish San Diego grants wishes to eligible children in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Every year, our wish kids are asked to share their wish experience and their families are invited to enjoy the festivities of the day. This year we our wish kids are Jack and Sandra. With the support of our Presenting Sponsor, the Moorings, we have already been able to provide Wish Child Jack and his family his wish of a sailing trip in the Caribbean! We are working on making Sandra’s wish of a trip to Disney World into a reality.

The schedule of events for Saturday, May 16:

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bicycle Event

• 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Electric Boat Trivia & Challenge Cruise

• 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. After Party: lunch, music by Velvet Cafe, special remarks from our Wish Kids, silent and live auctions

• 4 p.m. event concludes

Prizes will be awarded to the teams winning the competitions and to the team raising the most money.

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