Beaufort News

Hop on NASCAR driver's yacht, meet former NFL celebs

NASCAR driver Jeff Burton has entered his 46-foot Jarrett Bay Boatworks "custom convertible" yacht, Persistence, in Sunday's eighth annual Hospice Care of the Lowcountry Yacht Hop.

He is one of several former and current professional athletes participating.

Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson and two-time Super Bowl champion Mark Collins, who played for the New York Giants, also will be on hand auctioning sports memorabilia. Anderson retired to Palmetto Hall in 2010 after 17 years of coaching, most recently with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he helped quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

For a $100 a ticket, residents and visitors can dine, listen to live music from The Headliners and tour 19 yachts parked at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island. The event is from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Local chefs will serve sample-size portions of food onboard the yachts and surrounding docks. Beer and wine also will be available.

All proceeds benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry's patient-care programs.

For Yacht Hop details and to purchase tickets, call 843-706-2296.

For more information about Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, call 843-706-2296 or 877-681-7814, or go to