July 27, 2018
The Easter Seals Iowa Admiral’s White Party and Sunnyside Regatta brought together businesses in the metro area to raise funds for Easter Seals Iowa. The two events raised more than $225,000 to support the Easter Seals Iowa mission to provide services to people with disabilities.
The Sunnyside Regatta was held July 19 at Easter Seals Iowa Camp Sunnyside, 401 NE 66th Ave. in Des Moines. Jen and Brent Klaiber served as the 2018 Sunnyside Regatta Admirals. The Easter Seals Iowa Admiral’s White Party was held July 12 at the State Historical Building.
Easter Seals Iowa also celebrated the life of Larry Cotlar who lost his life in the June flooding. Larry served as the announcer for the Sunnyside Regatta for 13 years. The Sunnyside Spirit Award was named after Larry; the award is presented to the team who shows the most spirit and excitement during the races.
The Sunnyside Regatta Paddleboat Race Results:
Admirals Cup Champion: Donna McAninch with McAninch Corporation and Camper Meghan
Regatta Cup Champion: Merchants Bonding Company, Michael Vigen and Evan Kotchevar
Regatta Cup Runner Up: Merchants Bonding Company, Robin Sund and Scott Robinson
Larry Cotlar Sunnyside Spirit Award Champion: Hubbell Realty Company
Larry Cotlar Sunnyside Spirit Award Runner Up: Principal