IYC Charity Cup

About the 2022/23 IYC Charity Cup  

The Isles Yacht Club (IYC) Charity Cup is a series of exciting activities and events designed to raise money to support charitable organizations in our local community. These events elicit the largest participation of our 900 members each year. Since 2003, IYC members have raised and donated over $750,000 for charity. Proceeds from this year's fundraising events will benefit the following three charities: St. Vincent de Paul, Backpack Kidz, and New Operation Cooper Street(YMCA). The organizations will each receive 1/3 of the total funds raised and/or donated during the 2022/23 fundraising season.
 

Let's Make a Difference Together!  

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul ~ begun in 1963, as an international Catholic lay organization organized exclusively for charitable, religious and educational purposes, offering person-to-person service to people in need. The Punta Gorda location currently serves over 5,000 individuals in Charlotte County, providing food, clothing and financial assistance, including education and emergency assistance, programs of change and self-support, and home repair for struggling owners.

Backpack Kidz ~ In Charlotte County, thousands of children go without food on the weekends during the school year. Backpack Kidz works to “fight childhood hunger, one backpack at a time." Since 2010, volunteers have filled and delivered to local Punta Gorda schools over 1500 backpacks per week with food items to sustain some of our community’s neediest children from Friday afternoon until they return to school on Monday. Our support will help meet their goal to increase the number to over 2000 backpacks per week in 2022/23.

New Operation Cooper Street ~ The recent pandemic created major setbacks for many local children's educational needs. Many of the same students, served by Backpack Kidz during the school year, need continued nutritional support during the summer months. The YMCA, in a recently created partnership with existing, New Operation Cooper Street, Punta Gorda, will provide educational programs designed to bring the children back to their targeted reading and math levels, to help them continue to thrive in school. The after-school and summer programs also provide social enrichment and life skills, and provide healthy nutrition daily. This support is vital to our community’s most vulnerable children by providing them the opportunity to grow and thrive through healthy bodies and healthy minds.
 

Want to give? 

Write a check: to Charlotte Community Foundation, with a note in the memo indicating, “IYC Charity Cup”. If you would like this donation to be credited toward a particular team, as mentioned above, I would suggest inserting a note with your check. Mail your check to: CCF, 227 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950

The 2022/23 IYC Charity Cup, hosted by Isles Yacht Club (IYC), through a set of competitive and social events, raises funds to support local community needs. Through partnership with Charlotte Community Foundation, IYC members, the public and local sponsors raise funds to support some of the most vulnerable in our local community. The proceeds of the 2022/23 IYC Charity Cup will be shared equally by these local organizations: St. Vincent de Paul Society, Back Pack Kidz, and YMCA/New Operation Cooper Street.
 
Since 2003, IYC has raised and donated $750,000 to worthy causes. Last year, we raised $155,000. This year’s IYC Charity Cup Series, ranging from tennis, golf and billiards tournaments to table games, and a poker run, to name just a few, kicks off on October 22, 2022 with a Social and Club Fair. The fundraising season will culminate on March 25, 2023, with a Sailing Regatta and BBQ Bash with Live and Silent Auctions.
 
When donating with a credit card, via the link below, please indicate in the memo area, which team or event you would like to receive credit; i.e., Tennis, Billiards, “In Memory of [Name]”, etc. Thank you for your generous support of the 2022/23 IYC Charity Cup; your generosity means so much to our community!

To donate online, click HERE

For year-end giving or questions about IRA distributions, please call the Charlotte Community Foundation at 941-637-0077.

Questions?

Cynthia Fisher - 2022/23 IYC Charity Cup Chair
Phone/Text: 207-263-5361 | Email: cfisher7860@gmail.com

 





 

Thank You To Our Business Sponsors! 


Admiral - $10,000
Commodore - $5,000
Captain - $2,500
Skipper - $1,000

 

 

 

 


 

19th Annual IYC Charity Cup Calendar of Events

IYC Charity Cup 1st Annual Golf Classic
at St. Andrews South Golf Club

 
IYC Social & Charity Cup Kick-Off
 
5th Annual Mah Jongg Game Day
Saturday, February 4, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Team Captains: Debbie Murphy-Fischer & Pat Dye
8-Ball Tournament
Friday, February 17 & Saturday, February 18

Team Captain: Rudy Askew
 
Tennis Poker
Saturday, March 4

Team Captain: Ann Pfister-Brown
 
 
Nautical Poker Run
Monday, March 13
 
7th Annual Bocce Tournament

Team Captains: Jim & Carol Nuzzo
 
IYC Charity Cup Regatta 
19th Annual IYC Charity Cup Series

Team Captain: Jim Nuzzo
BBQ Bash & Silent Auction
Saturday, March 25, 2023
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Silent Auction, 6:00 p.m. BBQ Dinner Available

Every year, the IYC Charity Cup Regatta organization holds a BBQ Bash after the completion of the regatta. This offers a place of celebration for the racers and the opportunity to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers, without which this important charity event would not be possible.

 

Photo Gallery 

Click any photo to be redirected to the IYC Flickr photo gallery to view more Charity Cup photos!

Tennis Poker 2022


Bocce Tournament 2022


Nautical Poker Run 2022


IYC Charity Cup Regatta 2022


IYC Charity Cup Check Presentation






Tennis Poker 2022


Bocce Tournament 2022


Nautical Poker Run 2022


IYC Charity Cup Regatta 2022


IYC Charity Cup Check Presentaion

 






Bocce Tournament 2022


Bocce Tournament 2022


Nautical Poker Run 2022


IYC Charity Cup Regatta 2022


IYC Charity Cup Check Presentation