The scenery at Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah border is simply amazing. Photo courtesy Adrian Barrett/Barrett Custom Marine
After raising the bar higher than ever last year during the sixth annual Lake Powell Challenge at Antelope Point Marina in Page, Ariz., organizers are looking to turn the event up a notch this year. With an expected increase in boat registration and a goal to raise more than the $200,000 the poker run accumulated for JDRF in 2014, Burl Griswold of Antelope Point Marina and one of the event’s biggest supporters, George Argyros, are recommending that friends and fellow boaters from across the country register soon to be a part of “the most scenic poker run in the world,” as Argyros, who has done his share of poker runs on the East and West coasts, called it.
Held on the second-largest man-made reservoir in the country, which straddles the border between Utah and Arizona along the Colorado River, the event is taking place in a few weeks (Sept. 17-20). Started by several locals looking to raise money for JDRF and the organization’s effort to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes, the event’s donations have grown significantly from the $3,000 it raised in 2009 thanks in part to some very generous sponsors.
Lake Powell Challenge Raises $200,000 in Sixth Year