For the second year in a row, the Atlantic Power Boat Association is teaming up with the Saratoga Resort and Spa and Snowy Mountain Brewery to host its Snowmobile Poker Run And Rally Jan. 29-31, 2016 in Wyoming. According to the organizers, a special block of rooms reserved for the event is already filling up and likely will sell out well in advance of the event. Registration is open to all interested persons and not limited to members of the East Coast-based association.
The first Atlantic Power Boat Association Snowmobile Poker Run And Rally attracted participants from 13 different states and Canada.
Held in February 2015, the first event raised money for Fiore Family Fund established for the late Mike Fiore of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, R.I. That was by design as the chief organizers, Michael “Doc” Janssen and Mark Tuck were close friends of Fiore, who founded the company, as well as longtime Outerlimits customers. (Tuck is the president of the Atlantic Power Boat Association and Janssen owns the Sarasota Resort and Spa and Snowy Mountain Brewery.)
Next year, a portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to another charity—but in Fiore’s name.
“We almost have it nailed down—I’m just waiting to hear back—but what we’d like to do is make a donation to the BoatUS ‘Life Jacket Loaner Program’ in honor of Mike Fiore,” said Tuck.