Get your smart phones ready!

by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Electronic Communications Manager

regatta logoYour smart phone is going to be your best friend on Saturday night.  In fact, it’s not going to leave your hand all night.  What’s more, it won’t be considered rude for you to look at it every five minutes.  No, that will actually be encouraged!  Why, you wonder?  Why will you be so obsessed with your phone on Saturday night?

Because this year, at the Lake Norman Hospice Regatta Party, it’s going to win you some amazing stuff.

For the first time ever, you will be able to use smart phone technology to bid on auction items.  When you arrive on Saturday night, you’ll “register” your phone.  You’ll get a very nice text message welcoming you the bidding process and then you’re ready to start!  You can bid by using the text function on your phone (you’ll see how all this works when you get there — it involves entering the item number and your bid), or you can click on a link in that welcoming text message and go to a personal bidding page to make your move.  And don’t worry — if you don’t have a smart phone, there will be a plethora of folks in bright red shirts who will have smart tablets and will be happy to enter a bid for you.

You want the better news?  You can start bidding before the party!  Yep, the site is already set up and the tantalizing merchandise is waiting for your opening bids.  Just go to to see all the auction items available and to read directions for registering your phone.

Of course, we will also have the usual succulent food and enlivening beverages.  And we have a guest speaker lined up who is going to blow you away with her unforgettable story, her outstanding poise, and her inspiring generosity.

All proceeds for the Lake Norman Hospice Regatta Party benefit Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman.  So while you are busy winning that Grove Park Inn package, you are also helping provide exceptional end-of-life care to members of your own community.  I can’t think of a better win-win situation.

So between now and 6:30pm on Saturday, you’ve got two important things to do: check out the items up for grabs online, and more importantly, charge up your phone!!  You need that puppy to be at 100% when you walk in the door.  Do you really want to lose that weekend at the Grove Park Inn because of a battery snafu?  I think not.  As Louis L’Amour said, “Victory is won not in miles but in. . . . battery power”.  Or something like that, right?

The fun starts at 6:30pm at the Peninsula Club in Cornelius.  For more information, contact Nancy Cole, Manager of Special Events, at 704.335.4312.  Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman is a regional office of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region.

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