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2023 APDA Regatta Fundraising Race

Join us on June 24, 2023

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

3-5:00 pm Sailboat Race
5-7:30 pm After Party

Hosted by Elliott Bay Marina

2601 W Marina Place
Seattle 98199

Join us on June 24 for the Regatta Fundraising Race as part of the Downtown Sailing Series hosted by Elliott Bay Marina. This is APDA's 2nd annual race, with the goal of combining the enthusiasm of the sailing community while raising critical funds for the American Parkinson Disease Association, Northwest Chapter (APDA). Enjoy a fabulous afternoon on the water while supporting people with Parkinson's, their families, and APDA.  Reach out to family, friends, and colleagues to help raise funds that will help pay for local support services, education programs, exercise classes, resources, research, and more (fundraising for this cause is easy, we promise)! Early Registration for the race is $200 and includes two tickets to the After Party.  On June 17 the registration fee goes up to $250, so register today!

New this year, APDA will be awarding incentives for teams and individuals who achieve fundraising goals. SET A FUNDRAISING GOAL:  Aim high!

For Skippers and Crew:  Each person sets their personal fundraising goal – this is the amount you hope to raise through donations from your family, friends, and colleagues.  Each Skipper/Captain also sets an overall fundraising goal for their boat.  The funds raised by individual crew members feed into the boat total.  Supporters can donate to individual crew members, or make a general donation to the boat – either way, it gets incorporated into the team total.

Goal Incentives:

  • Level One $500: All individuals and teams who raise $500 will receive an iconic 2023 Regatta Fundraising Race burgee. For teams who raise $500, only one burgee per team unless multiple individuals on the team raise $500.
  • Level Two $1,000: For teams that raise $1,000, APDA will give a shoutout on social media, award the first 10 teams with five $20 gift certificates to Daniel's Broiler (Downtown location), the Skipper will receive a $.20 cent per gallon fuel discount from Elliott Bay Marina towards one fill up and the team will receive a specialty tray of drinks at the after party.
  • Top Individual Fundraiser (Minimum raised must be $1,000 and the top 3 winners will be awarded): The top 3 individual fundraisers who raise a minimum of $1,000 will receive a Family Portrait Session with RKJ Portraits valued at $895 and a specialty drink at the after party. The highest individual fundraiser will be featured in our next issue of the Parkinson's Pathfinder! Restrictions: For Family Portrait Sessions, winners must contact RKJ Portraits within 2 weeks of the event to activate the certificate.
  • Top Fundraising Team (Minimum raised must be $2,500):  The top fundraising team will be featured in our next issue of the Parkinson's Pathfinder and receives a Crew Party courtesy of Cameron Catering. Raise the most and enjoy appetizers for 12 dropped at your boat or home from Cameron Catering to celebrate. Restrictions: Catering applicable for Seattle area ONLY and mutually agreeable date and no holidays. Catering value is $600. 

For race rules and more details see


After the sailing race, join us for the after-party! Celebrate with great food, drinks, and live music while you vie for raffle prizes and bid on fantastic auction items. Tickets are $25 each. 100% of proceeds go to APDA and we appreciate your donation.  Click on the green button to buy tickets!

Wristbands will be available at the after-party for the number of tickets you purchase.  Ticket purchases will help fund local support services, education programs, resources, exercise & wellness classes, research, and more!

NOT A SAILOR but still want to help raise critical funds for local Parkinson's support, education, and research? Register as an "individual fundraiser" and follow the easy instructions to start fundraising! Sending out just a few emails or texts can make a huge impact. 


The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to assist the more than 1 million Americans with PD live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder. Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $226 million to provide outstanding patient services, educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD and ultimately put an end to this disease. To learn more about the support APDA provides, please visit us at



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