WHAT: Personal Watercraft and Jetboat Poker Run.

WHERE: The Poker Run starts and ends from Burke Park in Downtown New Baltimore.

WHEN: Poker Run – Sunday, June 19 – Registration 10:00-11:30am. Poker Run noon – 3:00 pm.

CHESTERFIELD, MICH. – The Anchor Bay PWC Poker Run on Lake St. Clair is fun and exciting event for PWC owners to participate in. Sanctioned by the American Watercraft Association, the Anchor Bay Poker Run is a game of 5-card stud with a card dealt to each player for making each designated stop on the poker run route.

The poker run route will visit 4 stops on Lake St. Clair with the 5th and final stop Burke Park in New Baltimore (Burke Park is also the starting point). Riders will show proof that they visited the Poker Run stops by answering questions/clues placed at each stop. Once they show proof, the rider will then be dealt 5 cards for a complete poker hand at Burke Park.

The Rider with the best poker hand will win a special Grand Prize consisting of more than $1000 in PWC parts, accessories, and certificates and runners-up will win other prizes courtesy of event sponsors. The Poker Run is approximately 30 miles long and riders will have 3 hours to complete it. It will start at noon and all participants will need to be back by 3:00 pm. Open to PWC and Jetboats.

The Anchor Bay Poker Run is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy or single watercraft enthusiasts looking to meet some new friends that also love PWC riding. Everybody will have fun on the Anchor Bay Poker Run. Entry fee to the Poker Run is $25.

AWA Membership
The event is sanctioned by the American Watercraft Association (AWA). All participants must be an AWA member to participate. Participants can join for $24 for a one-year membership or $10 for a single event membership (no card or magazine). For more information on the AWA visit - www.AWAHQ.org. Each additional family member can join AWA as a “family member” for $10 if there is a full member in the household.

Event Registration
Participants can register on-site between 10:00 am and 11:30 am at Burke Park.

Launching Watercraft
Participants can launch at Brandenburg Park in Chesterfield, located on Jefferson just south of 23 Mile Road, or the Fair Haven D.N.R. access site and boat launch at M-29 (23 Mile Rd) at Palms Road. Brandenburg Park is a few miles south of Burke Park and the Fair Haven D.N. R. access site is a few miles North of Burke Park. Participants are to meet at Burke Park between 10:00 am - and 11:30 am at Burke Park to Check-In and Register and be at the park at 11:30 am for the drivers meeting. Park is easy to find - look for the big water tower.

Each event participant, rider and passenger, is required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD) while operating or riding on a PWC during the Poker Run. Additionally, each PWC should have on board the following safety equipment: Properly functioning fire extinguisher, whistle, horn or other distress signaling device and current state registration. Neoprene (wetsuit) and eyewear is highly suggested.

For more information contact PM Sports Marketing at (586) 598-2856 or visit www.pwcfun.com on the Internet.