July 10, 2021 - Save the Date!

The Sunrise Rotary Club held a press conference with the City of Plattsburgh on June 3, 2021 to talk about exciting upcoming summer activities for the community to enjoy this summer, and to unveil the design of the 2021 Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival t-shirt!
For the first time in 2021, the Mayor’s Cup Festival will be held at Plattsburgh’s City Beach, the crown jewel of the Lake City, boasting one of the longest sandy beaches on freshwater in the U.S. The one-day celebration includes a 5K race, kayak rides, volleyball and cornhole tournaments, live music and much more for the whole family to enjoy!
On Saturday morning, July 10th boats will participate in the Mayor's Cup Regatta, the premiere sailing competition on Lake Champlain. The Mayor’s Cup Regatta includes competitive races in three divisions - Cruising, Racing, and Multihull with prizes for all classes. Unfortunately, because of lingering COVID-related social restrictions in place at the time of the planning for the Regatta, there will not be a post-Regatta BBQ nor a live awards ceremony.

Sunrise Rotary introduces a new and unique Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival T-shirt design each year and prints the shirts in a limited quantity. Many in the community are passionate about purchasing the shirts and take pride in sporting vintage Mayor’s Cup t-shirts from years past. Proceeds from the sales of the highly popular Mayor’s Cup T-shirts help Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary support community-based projects, such as the Sunrise Rotary Pavilion at Wilcox Dock, and the Sunrise Rotary Gazebo at the Samuel D. Champlain monument. In fact, Sunrise Rotary raised over $25,000 for the universally accessible Max Moore Memorial Treehouse on the Saranac River Trail in Plattsburgh.

Sunrise Rotary’s T-shirt Committee Co-Chairs Kathy Duley and Connie Fisher, developed this year’s design in collaboration with fellow Rotarian Thom Loreman, Sr. at Loremans’ Embroidery, Engraving & Screenprinting, LLC  who also printed the t-shirts for Sunrise Rotary.  “We wanted to do something really special with the design this year,” said Kathy Duley.  “We tried to create a logo that would celebrate our beautiful Lake City as well as celebrate the fact that we can start to feel like a community again and enjoy being together outdoors. Our community has endured many hardships and suffered many losses during the pandemic and we think folks are excited about having an opportunity to celebrate something positive.“