Madison Regatta facing funding issues ahead of July 2021 Regatta

The annual boat race and parade in southern Indiana is facing uncertainty due to the financial strain of COVID-19.

MADISON, Indiana — The Madison Regatta is facing uncertainty with the annual race due to being left in a difficult financial situation with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Event organizers are now looking for new avenues for funding to keep the race going for it’s 70th anniversary after being cancel in 2020. 

“I get phone calls all the time from people around us, saying, ‘hey what are you guys doing?'” President of Madison Regatta, Matt True said. “Well, right now, we don’t know we are trying to make the best financial decision.”

True says the 2019 Madison Regatta cost over $563,000 and as of today they only have half of that.


Cover photo credit: Chris Heckle

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