84th Annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Program Book

2 0 2 3 C AMD E N COU N T Y B OA R D O F COMM I S S I ON E R S The Board of Commissioners is proud to host the 84th annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta on the Cooper River for the very first time since the event has moved from its typical venue at the Schuylkill River National Racecourse. Cooper River Park in Pennsauken is home to many prestigious rowing events and boasts a world-class, Olympicdistance, 2000-meter narrow and sheltered straightaway. Hosting the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta is a great honor for us, and our internationally recognized racecourse. We are grateful that the Board of Directors of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee chose Camden County as the location for this renowned event and we are looking forward to hosting the thousands of world class athletes and the more than 30,000 fans who annually participate in the biggest collegiate regatta in the nation. The timing of the Dad Vail Regatta also aligns with the 100th anniversary of Cooper River Park. To celebrate this, Double Nickel Brewing Company of Pennsauken has created a special commemorative beer which will be launched at the Dad Vail Welcome Kick Off Event at the Boathouse. Cooper River Park encompasses 346 acres and through Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Collingswood and Haddon Township. In addition to the boathouse, the park has several top-quality amenities for visitors to enjoy which includes: a children’s playground with pavilions, a softball field, a cross country course, the Camden County Driving Range, the Cooper River Yacht Club, two bike trails, Jack Curtis Stadium, a track, picnic areas, a bocce court and more. We are eager to roll out the red carpet for the rowers, staff and fans for the Dad Vail Regatta and cannot wait to show everyone what Cooper River Park has to offer. Camden County Board of Commissioners J E F F R E Y L . N A S H L OU I S C A P P E L L I , J R . DIRECTOR E DWA R D T . MC DONN E L L DEPUTY DIRECTOR V I R G I N I A B E T T E R I D G E J ON A T H A N L . YOU NG , S R . M E L I N DA K A N E A L DY E R Welcome LETTER OF