As an early June happening, the 11th annual Four Horsemen Poker Run in Oshkosh, Wis., was among the first organized go-fast boating events to happen in 2020 thanks to escalating COVID-19 mandates for large-group gatherings. But while the organizers modified the land-based portions of the poker run to comply with those restrictions and guidelines, the event still attracted 51 boats to the waters of Lake Winnebago.
Organizers of the 2020 Four Horsemen Poker Run navigated COVID-19 restrictions to produce a successful event—and one that raised money for an important local charity. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Better still, the happening raised $10,000 for Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services in Oshkosh. The nonprofit organization “exists to provide safety to those in our community who are impacted by domestic abuse,” according to its website. The donation was announced in a post on the event’s Facebook page.
“We would like to thank all the participants, sponsors, staff, and volunteers of the 11th annual Lake Winnebago Four Horsemen Poker Run,” the post read “During a time of uncharted waters with COVID-19, everyone came together for a great time and a great cause, while taking the necessary precautions to raise money for the Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services.
“We are honored to donate $10,000 to this great organization,” the post continued. “We look forward to working with them again in the future.”