The second Joe Sgro Memorial Poker Run, which was held for the first time in September 2018, opened registration today. The Jersey City, N.J.-based event is set for Sept. 13-15 and is being produced by Elite Poker Runs, LLC.
A longtime friend of Sgro, the former Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats president and investor who died from injuries sustained during a poker run to Key West, Fla., in 2017, Joe Cibellis founded the event. For professional organizing help this year, Cibellis turned to Anthony Scioli, the Buffalo, N.Y.-based founder of Elite Poker Runs.
The cost per boat is $395 and includes Friday and Saturday dockage, lunch on Saturday, a commenorative event T-shirt and one poker hand. Additional passengers cost $125 per person and the fee includes Saturday’s lunch, a commemorative event T-shirt and one poker hand. For participants who would like to skip the poker run and meet the participants at the lunch stop, the cost for lunch is $99. Extra poker hands can be purchased for $100 per hand. While transferrable, entry fees are not refundable.
Corporate sponsorship opportunites from $7,500 to $1,000 are still open for the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, which serves the New York’s Hudson River Valley region and the Fairfield, Conn., area.