Popular Go-Fast Powerboat Series to Host Fourth Annual Event June 22-24
Erie, Pa: The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce that the 4th annual Erie Poker Run is set for Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, based at Wolverine Park Marina on Erie’s Presque Isle Bay. The popular go-fast powerboat event regularly attracts up to 60 flashy, high-powered speed boats from the east coast and beyond to Erie, Pa.
Performance boating enthusiasts will convene in Erie before making stops at establishments on the shores of Lake Erie to complete a poker hand. The event is operated by Elite Poker Runs, LLC.
A portion of the event’s proceeds will once again benefit the Bradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center.
Boats will begin to arrive in Erie on Thursday, June 21 as the event kicks off with an Erie Downtown Partnership Block Party on lower State Street. All boaters will be in Erie on Friday, June 22 for an organized lunch ride and event kick-off dinner.
The Poker Run will commence Saturday morning. Boats will depart Wolverine Park Marina at 10 a.m. before riding through the channel at 10:30 a.m. Card stops and approximate times are as follows:
11:00 a.m. – Stop 1, Barcelona Harbor (Barcelona, N.Y.)
11:30 a.m. – Stop 2, Dunkirk Harbor (Dunkirk, N.Y.)
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Boats on display at Chadwick Bay Marina, Dunkirk, N.Y. (depart at 2 p.m.)
2:15 p.m. – Stop 3, Sunset Bay Beach Club (Irving, N.Y.)
3:30 p.m. – Stop 4, Rum Runners (Erie, Pa.)
4 p.m. – Boats return to Wolverine Park Marina (Erie, Pa.)
“Every year I’m impressed by the crowds that come down to check out our boats that come to Erie,” said Anthony Scioli of Elite Poker Runs, LLC. “Our boaters ready to convene in Erie and enjoy all that the region has to offer.”
Registration for the Erie Poker Run is currently open at http://elitepokerruns.com/.