An American Cancer Society Benefit

The 50th Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta is scheduled April 28th - 30th, 2023.

We are very excited that plans are already underway for the 50th Annual Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta. Save the date and mark your calendars for the weekend of April 28-30, 2023. If you haven't been to a regatta in a while, make plans to join us in celebrating this milestone event while we raise money in support of the American Cancer Society (ACS).

We have set a very big goal to raise $50,000 for ACS for the 50th and with your help, we know we will hit the mark! How can you help? If you are an annual sponsor or donor, would you consider doubling your contribution just for this year? Does your employer provide a company match for charitable contributions? Do you know any new sponsors or potential donors who would contribute?

Also, we are gathering photos from past Smith Regattas as the booklet for the 50th will be commemorative program that will surely become a collector's item. If you have photos to share, you may send them to me at info@angelganey.com or coordinate with any Smith Regatta volunteer to submit them.

We look forward to making the 50th Annual Smith Memorial Regatta another successful event for the American Cancer Society and we will have a little fun while doing it! Thank you for your continued support and stay tuned for more information leading up to the event.

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Sponsor Opportunities

Commodore ($2,000) Sponsor Benefits:
  • 2 Registration Packets*
  • Full-page advertisement in the Regatta program (first choice of placement)
  • Recognition on SCSMR event website, social media and printed publicity materials
  • Corporate logo on the back of T-shirt
Vice Commodore ($1,000) Sponsor Benefits:
  • 1 Registration Packets*
  • Full-page advertisement in the Regatta program
  • Recognition on SCSMR event website, social media and printed publicity materials
  • Corporate logo on the back of T-shirt
Captain ($500) Sponsor Benefits:
  • Full-page advertisement in the Regatta program
  • Recognition on SCSMR event website, social media and printed publicity materials
  • Corporate logo on the back of T-shirt
  • 1 Event T-shirt
* Registration packets include 1 event t-shirt, 1 dinner ticket (catered by Posey's) and 1 Regatta program

Regatta Program Advertising Rates

Full Page $250
Half Page $125
Quarter Page $65
Business Card $35

Contact Angel Ganey, 2023 Event Chairperson at info@angelganey.com

The 49th Annual Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta in 2022 was a tremendous success. Thank you to everyone who participated as a sponsor, advertiser, donor, sailor, guest, auction bidder, or observer. The collective effort allows us to donate $25,000 to the American Cancer Society. This is our best year ever !!!

In addition to the many patient services provided to children and adults, the American Cancer Society funds research and public education, which is vital in the effort against this silent killer. The American Cancer Society receives no government funding and relies exclusively on the generous support of private donations. In the years, the Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta Foundation, Inc. has been able to contribute over $750,000 to the ACS, the majority of which stays in the Big Bend area (Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson, Gadsden, Madison, Taylor and other Big Bend Counties), providing educational programs and patient services to area residents.



In MEMORY or HONOR of:

In Memory of Stephen Molnar
In Memory of Steven Graves
In Memory of Aurora Pascual
In Honor of Debra Mock
In Honor of Joanie Leary
In Memory of Leone Deeb
In Memory of Glen Frandsen
In Honor of Beth Rodan
In Memory of Don Olson
In Memory of Guy and Ann Getman
In Memory of Ann Getman
In Memory of Ev Watson
In Memory of Mike Boll
In Memory of Rebecca Allen






Sailing

The Regatta has drawn as many as 200 registered participants and hundreds more spectators from all over the southeast. The event includes: races for yachts rated under the PHRF handicapping system, catamarans such as Hobie Cats, smaller day sailors including Sunfish, and windsurfers, the most numerous and arguably the most colorful participants in the Regatta.

Catamarans and one design day sailors, and small and large (22 feet and over) monohulls will race over their own courses as with the windsurfing fleet. Races are held both Saturday and Sunday (only windsurfers on Sunday), with other events for sponsors, spectators, and participants on Saturday night.

The public is invited to view the races on Saturday and Sunday and get lunch at the Regatta Grille, and to participate in the auction of thousands of dollars worth of donated items on Sunday afternoon beginning after the trophy presentations (about 2:00 pm). Everyone can have a great time and pick up some great deals while making a contribution to help us all fight cancer.






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