Reports are out that Charleston Mayor Danny Jones suggested that the 2009 Regatta be canceled, unless sponsors step forward to help pay for the event. Mayor Jones says sponsors are lacking for the event next year.
Jones says private sponsors would have to come up with at least $350,000 in order to save the 2009 Charleston Regatta. He stated, in 2008, the event lost $100,000.
Charleston's Sternwheel Regatta has been an annual riverfront tradition in the city since 1971. Thousands of people have come every year to enjoy live entertainment and other activities.
So if anyone has any spare change laying around, send it to Charleston to save Regatta 2009.
We gotta Regatta - but first we gotta get $350 grand....