I guess new poker runs are the trend this week as I’m following up Matt Trulio’s column from yesterday with one another first-year event coming in July, the inaugural 1000 Islands Charity Poker Run in upstate New York.
The two-year-old 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel is going to serve as the host hotel for the inaugural 1000 Islands Charity Poker Run in Clayton, N.Y. Photo courtesy 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
With a primary goal to create “a run with a reason and a party with a purpose,” the organizers behind the poker run, which is set for July 12-16 in Clayton, N.Y., are putting charity at the forefront of the event. The main recipient of the proceeds is expected to be The Wellness Center at River Hospital in nearby Alexandria Bay, which treats both active duty military members and veterans who are suffering from PTS and TBI.
According to Doug Tulloch, the organizer of the 1000 Islands River Santa Festival who is one of the 20 poker run committee members, the event is being put together to generate money for a great cause but also to provide participants and their family members a chance to enjoy the beauty of the 1000 Islands region and the magnificent St. Lawrence River.