BoaterChicks.com was proud to be one of the sponsors of the 2016 Pirates of Lanier Charity Poker Run. The event was July 14-16, 2016, on Lake Lanier in Georgia. This event supports Camp Sunshine which is a Children’s Camp Program that enriches the lives of children with cancer and their families through year-round recreational, educational and support programs.
(Event is now completed)
The event is already starting to fill up with entries for the 2016 Charity Poker Run with 210 entries as of today. If you attended last year then you might like to know “What is New”. The event has returned to a staggered start again this year. It will allow spectators to see the boats as they pass and will avoid multi-directional boats running up an down the lake. There are also two ways to play your cards at the Pirate Casino and two sets of winners! #One: Play each hand as it was dealt, no extra cards can be purchased per hand. #Two: Play each hand as it was dealt, then buy extra cards until you get the hand you want. You can also buy as many extra hands at the Pirate Casino that you wish. For each type of card play, the first place winner will receive $2500, second place $1700 and third place $500. Real cash “Booty Prizes” for this years winners: Best dressed crew, best dressed boat, most patriotic boat, and most creative boat. (For more information http://www.piratesoflanier.com/)
All entrants are invited to join in a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” raft-up on the lake. The location will be the same as last year and will be posted on the website before the event as well as on the maps that will be handed out at Registration on Thursday. Fresh burgers will be cooked until 2:00pm. This is a free lunch for registered participants provided by Norman’s Landing Restaurant in Cumming, GA.
Boat Registration and “Captains Meeting” Friday evening, July 15th, at 8:00pm. Join the “Welcome Party” at the Grand Hall, Sunset Cove Parking Lot, Lake Lanier Island Resorts. A fantastic buffet dinner banquet served from 6:00pm-9:00pm provided by the famous Jim & Nicks BBQ, Free for registered participants with wristbands issued at Registration. Landlubber wristbands will also be available for the banquet, only $25.00 each. There will be a DJ playing at the Grand Hall and Vendor Village and a “Giant” event auction as well, hosted by Red Barons Antiques and Auctioneer, Alan Baitcher. Many exotic and exciting boats, including the BoaterChicks.com Argo, will be on display in the parking lot for everyone to enjoy. There will also be a DJ or live music playing on the Sunset Cove Promenade. This year, as usual, there will be a “Special Surprise” after the captain’s meeting, so don’t run off early.
On Saturday evening, July 16th, Back at Sunset Cove the “Casino” for card play will open at 5:00pm until 9:00pm.
Trophies will be awarded and the “Flash Mob” begins as we await the fantastic Fireworks show. (www.piratesoflanier.com).