By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — The 17th annual HK Powersports Land and Lake Poker Run will be held Saturday, July 8, and offers $20,000 in prizes and giveaways to those taking part.
The event has been a major fundraiser for Easterseals NH since it began and will offer a fun day for those taking part, whether by boat, car, truck, motorcycle or personal watercraft. Participants will start the day with registration at the NASWA resort getting underway a 9 a.m.
The run starts at 10:30 a.m. with participants traveling by land or lake and stopping at four checkpoints to pick up poker cards sealed in envelopes and then returning to the NASWA Resort to get their final card and play their poker hand.
A buffet with live music, raffles, a live auction and fun activities and beach games for all ages gets underway at 1 p.m. at the NASWA. Deadline for turning in poker hands is 2 p.m..
Registration is $45 pre-event and $50 on event day and includes a buffet pass, an event shirt, a raffle ticket and a chance to participant in the poker run.
For an extra $100 participants can join the High Roller’s Club, sponsored by Pederson Flooring & Refinishing. The high roller with the best hand will walk away with the $1,000 sponsored prize. This club is exclusive and there are a limited number of entries to help increase the chances of winning, in addition to other “high roller perks.”
The grand raffle has four prizes that include the grand prize of a Sea-Doo GTi 90 with trainer ($9,798 value), an Old Town Saranac 146 Canoe ($807 value), an Old Heron 9XT Kayak ($608 value) and a BBQ Grill ($300 value). Participants do not have to be present to win. The grand prize raffle is sponsored by HK Powersports, Sea-Doo, BRP, Irwin Marine and Winnipesaukee Marine Construction.
In addition to presenting sponsor HK Powersports, other major sponsors include: The NASWA Resort, Mix 94.1, Metrocast, Irwin Marine, Lakes Region Casino, Brady Sullivan, Bank of New Hampshire, Sysco of Northern New England, Pederson Flooring and Refinishing, The Cohen Family, Manchester Harley Davidson, Belknap Subaru, Pepsi, Oldies 92.9, Baron’s Appliances, Samuel Adams, Coors Light, Corona, Optical Design Manufacturing Inc., Plastic Distributors and Fabricators Inc., Zero Waste and Recycling Services Inc., Planet 100.1fm, The Laconia Daily Sun, South End Media LLC, Crown Special Events, Silver Image Photography, and WSCY 106.9fm.
For more information call 1.888.368.8880 or register online at www.easterseals.com/nh and click on “Get Involved.” Group discounts available.
For more than 80 years, Easterseals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easterseals services include autism services, inclusive child care, early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services.
As a leader in health care services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, ESNH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve more than 26,900 children, adults and seniors in over 90 programs throughout the state. To learn more about Easterseals NH, visit easterseals.com/nh.
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