Greetings Dixie District Sailors!
Lightning Fleet 50 is excited to be hosting a fundraiser for the Olivia Constants Foundation in conjunction with the Dixie District Championship Regatta that we are holding on June 9-10, 2012.
Since its inception, in the fall of 2011, the Olivia Constants Foundation, Inc. (OCF) has raised money to carry out good work in Olivia’s name as well as organized volunteer efforts in worthwhile endeavors that spread Olivia’s spirit. Through the generous donations of many, the foundation has been able to partner with organizations that reflect the spirit of Olivia, especially in efforts that enhance the positive quality of individual, family and community life. Beginning this year the OCF will be awarding scholarships available to high school seniors pursuing a college degree. For more information on the Foundation, please visit http://www.oliviaconstants.org. The funds raised in conjunction with the Dixie District Championship Regatta will be put towards this scholarship fund for high school seniors.
We are encouraging teams to raise funds for Olivia’s foundation on a voluntary basis. This regatta represents a time when many of the district sailors will all be present. It gives us all a time to reflect on our lives and what is important, and to support the Foundation in its efforts if you would like to do so.
In addition, because we know how competitive this District is, awards will be given to the top three fundraising teams. Pledges and donations are to be given to Lisbet Kugler by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Lisbet will be available both before and after the racing on Saturday to collect donations and pledges. All checks should be made out to the Olivia Constants Foundation, and we request that you collect all of your donations & pledges together in an envelope marked with your team name and sail number. We will announce the top teams and present them with their awards during the post-race BBQ on Saturday.
Even if you or your team are not racing at the Dixie Districts, we encourage you to participate in the OCF fundraiser. You can send in your contribution or pledge directly to Lisbet or to the Foundation at:
We thank you in advance for all of your efforts in this worthwhile cause and look forward to seeing everyone at the regatta.
The Olivia Constants Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.