Scheduled for July 21 in Clayton, N.Y., the second 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run will open registration March 1 at noon (EST). Despite high-water issues in the area, the 2017 event attracted 75 high-performance catamarans, V-bottoms and center consoles.
Organizers of this year’s 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run are planning on have 90 boats participate—and that the event will sell out quickly (lclick image to enlarge).
“We’re opening registration at noon so our friends on the West Coast can have the same opportunity to sign up as our friends on the East Coast,” said Jeff Morgan, one of the organizers of the nonprofit, charity-driven poker run. “We already have commitments from participants waiting to sign up from California, Utah, Texas and Florida. We literally have people coming from all over the country.”
Registration will be limited to 90 boats—with a waiting list—this year. Cost per boat, including the driver/owner and one passenger, is $675. Additional passenger cost is $150 per person. All post-expense proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish of Central New York and River Hospital.
Participants in the New York-based 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run in 2017 came from as far away as California. Photos courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
The organizers have blocked out all rooms the 1,000 Islands Harbor Hotel, the host venue for the event. Rooms for the weekend will not be available prior to the opening of registration.
“Once you register, you’ll be able to book a room,” said Morgan.
As expected, the inaugural event attracted plenty of local talent.
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