Several years ago the Perry-designed 20’ custom sailboat ‘Victoria’, her sails, equipment and trailer were donated to the PYC Satori Foundation. The Trustees and Advisory board of the foundation decided this year to liquidate the asset. They decided the best way to do that and to raise much needed funds for the foundation’s nautical education mission was to hold a raffle.
Satori volunteers and friends of Satori have been out in the community selling tickets and have reached out to sailors all over Florida and the Gulf Coast offering tickets online. Tickets are $50 each.
Online sales and reception reservations are open through Eventbrite until September 17 at Victoria Charity Raffle. Sandy Dimick at the Foundation has tickets as well. Ms. Dimick may be reached at email@example.com.
Locals may purchases tickets at Pensacola Yacht Club now and at the Satori Raffle reception and drawing on Thursday, Sept. 24 up to 30 minutes prior to the 7 p.m. drawing. The reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Sen. Doug Broxson will draw the winning ticket.
Reservations are necessary and space will be limited because of COVID social guidelines now recommended by the City of Pensacola.
The sailing vessel ‘Victoria’ and her trailer are currently on display at Pensacola Yacht Club, 1887 Cypress Street. This custom built sailboat will be awarded to one of the ticket holder’s at the September 24th reception. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
The Satori Foundation’s President Tim Burr commented, “In addition to this great and anticipated event the PYC Satori foundation and PYC will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items in support of Satori’s Outreach Partners to assist families in need. Collection boxes will be set up at both entrances to the club. Please consider a donation of non-perishable food items to this worthy cause.”
“Because of the current environment that we find ourselves in,” Burr added, “Covid guidelines will be used for this event. Masks will be required. To make masking fun and continue the social out reach of those in need the PYC satori foundation will also award a check for $500 to one of its partners agencies selected by the individual wearing the best decorated face mask. The best decorated face mask winner will be selected by the event committee. Unfortunately, this event will be limited to 100 participants due to Pensacola’s COVID guidelines, so please get your RSVP in early.”
The drawing will be streamed on the internet via a link still to be determined. Ticket holders will be notified with viewing instructions.