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Joe Sgro Memorial Poker Run Opens Registration

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.


For the second consecutive year, the Joe Sgro Memorial Poker Run will tackle the Hudson River in September. Photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

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.

Click here to register for the 2019 Joe Sgro Memorial Poker Run

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.

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