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Highlights from the Buffalo Poker Run

Between donating more than $10,000 to the Excalibur Leisure Skills Center and $1,200 for the Wounded Warrior Foundation (courtesy of three Lifeline vests used in Tres Martin’s Performance Boat School, as well as handing out $4,000 to the top three poker hand winners, emotions were sky high during the Buffalo Poker Run awards dinner on Saturday night.

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Participants in the Buffalo Poker Run in New York tie up at Canalside for the lunch stop in downtown Buffalo. All photos by Jason Johnson

The awards dinner, which was held at Templeton Landing, went just as well as the poker run, which benefitted from great weather, tremendous people and excellent organization. Although the photos in the two slideshows below aren’t the “pro” shots from Sharkey-Images.com Tim’s Sharkey, they are some of my highlights from the fantastic day on the water.

Check out the slideshow above for part one of the highlights from the Buffalo Poker Run.

“The boaters in attendance and management of this event is tough to beat,” said Peter Roberts of Double R Performance, the title sponsor of the run. “If I could pick one event to go to for the whole year, this would be it. The venue is great and the value of what the participants get from this event is amazing. I just wish we didn’t have the two biggest poker runs in our area on the same weekend—it’s a shame.”

Roberts was alluding to the 1000 Islands Poker Run in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, which was held this weekend as well.

Check out the slideshow above for part two of the highlights from the Buffalo Poker Run.

For those interested in attending the 2016 Buffalo Poker Run, it is on the calendar already for August 5-7.

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