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Independence celebrates iconic Dad Vail rowing regatta

By May 16, 2019July 9th, 2020Community Initiatives Events

On May 10 and 11, the Dad Vail Regatta celebrated its 81st rowing competition with thousands of student-athletes from over 100 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Independence Blue Cross proudly returned as a presenting sponsor of this iconic Philadelphia tradition, which is also the largest collegiate regatta in North America.

Speaking at the kick-off celebration on Friday, May 10, Independence SVP Public Affairs Stephen Fera said, “Part of Independence’s 80-year commitment to the health and well-being of this community is a mindset we call #FearlessFit which includes supporting activities that celebrate community and a healthy lifestyle—like the Dad Vail. Each year, Philadelphia looks forward to the Dad Vail bringing world-class athletes and fans from around the world to the Schuylkill River. Independence is proud to be a part of this iconic tradition.”

Independence applauds all of the 2019 Dad Vail Regatta competitors, including local schools Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, LaSalle University, St. Joseph’s University, and Temple University. As well, the company congratulates the 2019 overall points winners:

Event photo courtesy of Dad Vail Regatta.