Louie’s Last Regatta, the final local sailboat race of the 2017 season, has raised well over $1,000,000 for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin since 1998. This fabulous event is open to the public by registering online, or just showing up at Milwaukee Ale House after the race.
Come join Petrou Eye Care to support, donate, and cheer on the hundreds of boats and thousands of sailing fans as they celebrate the end of the season and raise funds for this very worthy cause.
This year’s big sailing event will begin at high noon Saturday, September 23, and held off the Milwaukee shoreline in the waters of Lake Michigan. To raise additional funds for Children’s Hospital, after the race has ended around 2pm, a raffle and silent auction will be at Milwaukee Ale House! Trophies are awarded for most funds raised, first place, and to keep it fun, awards are given for best costumes and ugliest spinnaker. It’s fun for all!
Even sanctioned bribery is allowed during the post-race party as a pirate-worthy fund raising challenge. This is an opportunity for boat crews, their shore teams and general party participants to buy their way to a better race position! All bribe proceeds are, of course, given to Children’s Hospital.
This year, they have produced a fantastic video showcasing the impact of the event as well as the community and camaraderie it fosters. Check it out!
Petrou Eye Care is proud to be a sponsor and supporter Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Milwaukee’s boating community again this year.
There are many other ways to give and raise funds. To learn more, go to http://www.louieslast.org.