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Join the fun on Saturday, August 22, 2015 for the 2nd Annual Chippewa Bay Poker Run - Paddle For a Purpose! This Year the event will be held at Schermerhorn's Harbor in Chippewa Bay. Proceeds will benefit the Hammond Community.
"Explore Our Shores"
SUMMER'S MOST ANTICIPATED EVENT IS HERE!
...A TRUE PADDLER'S PARADISE OF THE 1000 ISLANDS...
If you love hearing the waves lapping against your kayak or canoe, are continually enchanted by the beauty of the 1,864 islands, are interested in exploring and experiencing the calm waters and beautiful scenery in Chippewa Bay, and are excited about winning some AMAZING prizes, then this is the perfect event for you, your friends and your family! We love the river as much as you do and we're excited to help shape the future of our area in positive ways! Please join us in our quest to PADDLE FOR A PURPOSE — with your help and energy we can raise awareness for our area, and gather funds for community betterment and enhacement!
This 2nd Annual Event will be held — rain or shine — starting at and an exciting new location in Chippewa Bay: Schermerhorn Harbor. Poker run points will again be at various islands in Chippewa Bay. Kayaks, Canoes, Skiffs and Standup Paddle Boards Welcome!
PRE-REGISTER BY AUGUST 7th & SAVE:
By pre-registering you'll benefit from a $5 reduced entrance fee AND you'll receive a FREE 2015 Event T-shirt! It doesn't get better than this!
NOT ABLE TO ATTEND? DONATE ANYWAY!
It's Summer. Life's Busy. We get it — and that's okay. We welcome any donation from participants and non-participants alike. If you cannot make the event, but still wish to contribute to a worthy, local cause we've made it totally possible. Buy some raffle tickets, a T-shirt or two, or simply check out online with our "$20 Suggested Donation" option - we thank you in advance!
EVENT DETAILS & SCHEDULE:
8:00 AM – Registration at Schermerhorn Harbor Boat Launch
9:00 AM to Noon – Poker Run Event (No more than 3 Hours)
12:00 PM – Awards Ceremony & After Party at Fosters Harbor Inn
ENJOY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY CHIPPEWA BREEZE!!!
AWARD CEREMONY, RAFFLES, FOOD AND DRINKS WILL BE HELD AT FOSTER'S HARBOR INN (Restaurant): From 11 AM – 2 PM
(1) One Additional Card Available for Purchase at Card Turn in Point for the chance to increase your hand
Prizes from Area Businesses Awarded for Best 3 Poker Hands (Adults & Kids Divisions!)
Kayak Raffle — Enter for your chance to win a quality 10 ft Kayak, and accompanying Life Jacket & Paddle! Tickets are just $5 each or 3 for $10. (Tickets For Sale Online)
GoPro HERO4 Silver Action Camera Raffle — Enter for your chance to win a brand new GoPro with accompanying $50 gift card from Best Buy!!! This is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast and nature lover! Tickets just $10 Per Square (Not Sold Online; Contact Erica Demick: 315-486-9296)
Kayak, Canoe & Paddle Board Rentals Available! Simply Call Riverbay Adventure Inn: (315) 759-8174
For Route, Rules & Event Waiver: VisitHammondNY.com
Entry fees are non-refundable. Participants must sign a waiver on day of event; any participant under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
WHY PADDLE FOR A PURPOSE?
Because YOU can make a difference—that's why!
We invite you to help make this year the best year yet for giving back to our cherished community.
Beyond your charitable contribution, you’re sure to have an unbelievably good time at this memorable event! Meet new people, explore our shores, and sit back and relax at Foster's Harbor Inn to enjoy the festivities that follow the Poker Run. We look forward to seeing you and many new faces!
Last year, with your energy and support, we were able to help successfully purchase and install ten (10) beautiful benches and accompanying flower barrels for the Town - this was part of our beautification plan and outdoor enjoyment / recreation encouragement efforts. We've received many compliments from residents and visitors alike, and hope all will enjoy this new addition to the community for years to come. Thank You!
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This year, the event will be made possible through a new partnership with The Foundation for Community Betterment. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds to enhance and directly support our local area by supporting new community enhancement projects, helping organizations in need and directly impacting individuals' lives who need a little extra help during unfortunate times.
The Foundation for Community Betterment's mission is to create an immediate, positive impact on the lives of individuals or organizations who lack the means to succeed. They strive to create a social network with a social conscious, so we work to create unique opportunities for our network to have fun while giving back to their community. They raise support for recipients in a variety of ways, including: hosting events, utilizing am "Immediate Need Fund" to provide grants when there isn't time to do an event, and by rallying teams of volunteers to share their time for a community outreach project.
VisitHammondNY.com is a Hammond community website created, developed and maintained by Erica C. Demick - with past support from various local businesses - to promote the Hammond area to residents and visitors alike. The goal of this site and many subsequent volunteer efforts is to help "develop, promote and grow business and tourism in Hammond & Chippewa Bay, New York."
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (315) 486-9296
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!