The Beacon of Light fundraiser in support of ElderHelp of San Diego is the centerpiece event of SWYC’s Benefit on the Bay, an event which has evolved over the years from a single Charity Bay Race in 1984 to Weekend on the Water in 1996 to today’s all-encompassing Event including the Anglers’ Bottom Fishing Tournament and the current Charity Bay Race.  Benefit on the Bay collectively has raised over $1,000,000 for various local charities. 
Beacon of Light as it is known today began in 2016.  This year’s event takes place on Saturday, September 30, 2023, and features a coastal fare of heavy hors d’oeuvres with delicious food and champagne.  Guests will enjoy the amazing silent auction showcasing fabulous gift baskets, wining and dining experiences and tickets to theaters and local attractions.  During Opening Day Weekend and on many Friday Night Entertainment evenings, there will be people available to help members download the necessary app and easily learn how to use the website and bid online.  The evening wraps up with an exciting and rousing live auction. 
Tickets cost $60 per person for early signups (through August 26, 2023) and $65 per person thereafter.  Early signups will be available (along with bidding instructions) during Opening day Weekend, various Friday Night Entertainment events and the Luau in August, or they can be ordered by calling the Club office 619-222-0438 or by email at
Come back soon for some auction item highlights!
Contact for this event:      Chris Brzezinski   -