The VanderLeek Cup Hospice Regatta is back!
After a year of adjusting our sails and navigating the waters of a global pandemic, we are excited to welcome guests back to an in-person format. Although this year, we are changing the course. Some components of the Regatta will look a little different, but the essence of the event and the heart of why we gather remains the same.
This year, we are excited to announce that instead of a corn roast dinner, guests will have the opportunity to choose their meal from a variety of local food trucks! More details to come soon. The days' festivities also include the annual sailboat race, dinghy poker run, outdoor entertainment, raffles, the return of our popular online auction, and live music and dancing to the band Square Pegz. Follow the link here for a full schedule of activities.
Tickets for this event are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Tickets can be pre-ordered here or purchased at the door.
Another new feature is the addition of mobile bidding! Bidders can participate using their smartphone, tablet, or computer. This means you can take part in the auction in-person, or bid from the comfort of your home! The choice is up to you. Click the orange 'register now' link at the top of the page to register for the auction.
Disclaimer: A ticket purchase is not required to participate in the auction unless you plan to attend in-person.
How to Bid
You may bid on any of our items with your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
To register, click the 'Register Now' link near the top of this page. Follow the prompts to input your personal information and credit card details. The credit card information you provide will be stored securely and will only be charged if you are the winning bidder of an item.
Be sure to allow text notifications to receive important text updates during the auction and to be notified if you are outbid on any item. Note: signing up for text notifications means you permit Hospice of Holland to send you relevant texts during the auction week only. You will not be sent text communications after the auction period.
On the day of the auction, once you are logged in you may view all of our items by clicking 'menu' in the upper left-hand corner and clicking 'all items.' You may also view items you have bid on by clicking 'menu' and 'my items.'
To bid, click on an item, then select either 'Fast Bid' or 'Bid/Set Max.' Determine your desired bid based on the set bid increment.
You may place a "Max Bid" and Clickbid will automatically bid for you on that item up to your desired amount.
By bidding in Hospice of Holland's silent auction, each bidder agrees to these auction rules.
For the past 15 years, the VanderLeek Cup Hospice Regatta has been so very important to the continuation of Hospice of Holland's mission. We need your help now more than ever as we continue to provide programs and services essential to our community. In addition to attending the Regatta and participating in our online auction, we ask you to consider donating directly to Hospice of Holland by following the link below.
Watch the video below to learn more about this event and why it is so important to our organization and our community.
Proceeds from this fundraiser are not just beneficial to hospice patients and their loved ones but essential in very meaningful ways. Your generous gift will help provide important programs and services not covered by Medicare/Medicaid or other insurance, including personal protective equipment for staff (i.e., masks, gloves, gowns, face-shields, and more), COVID-19 testing (for patients and staff), community education programs, grief services for bereaved community members, palliative care services, and so much more.