The Ithaca Yacht Club has been host to dozens of charity events over the years, including Women Swimmin', Ithaca Chill Challenge, Pretty in Pink, and Camp PALS. We are delighted to share our unique location with our neighbors to support charitable organizations such as Hospicare, Ithaca Community Recovery, and Breast Cancer Survivors.
During the covid epidemic, opportunities to host events have been restricted. With hope for the end of the epidemic on the horizon, we look forward to seeing more charity events at the club.
The Women Swimmin' event is an unparalleled fundraiser. Not only does it raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, but even more dramatically it brings the community together in a heartwarming event supported by dozens of local businesses, hundreds of swimmers, and thousands of donors. Women Swimmin' is the largest fundraising event for Ithaca's own Hospicare which provides care to terminally ill patients, regardless of their ability to pay.