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Keep a Lookout for Buccaneers and Marauders in Laconia on July 8

Keep a Lookout for Buccaneers and Marauders in Laconia on July 8

22nd Annual HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run to benefit Easterseals NH
returns with a new pirate theme for 2023

LACONIA, NH – Whether commandeering a ship or a sports car, everyone registered for this year’s HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run for Easterseals NH will receive a treasure map at check-in on Saturday, July 8, 2023, in Laconia. The event is pirate-themed from start to finish, with a Buccaneer Bash Party for all ages to end the day.

Participants are encouraged to come in costume and decorate the boat, car, or motorcycle they’ll captain as they travel to checkpoints around Lake Winnipesaukee to collect playing cards. The last stop is the NazBar & Grill on the beach at The NASWA Resort in Laconia, where participants will receive their final card and reveal their hand for a chance to win up to $1,000.

The grand prize for the day is a brand new 2023 Sea Doo GTI SE with trailer valued at over $13,000 from HK Powersports of Laconia. Additional raffle prizes include a new Saber grill and a choice of an Old Town kayak or canoe.

Another highlight of the Poker Run is the live auction featuring sports memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

There will be a contest for Best Dressed Crew and Best Land and Lake Pirate Ships, a buffet, DJ, and beach games with The Brethren of Pirates.

“Over the years, Poker Run has raised more than $1.6 million for Easterseals programs that people depend on for child care, in-home care, veterans services, and so much more,” said Maureen Beauregard, President and CEO of Easterseals NH. “It’s a remarkable event for the impact it makes and the entertainment it provides for hundreds of Lakes Region visitors. Every year brings something new.”

Registration for the HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run for Easterseals NH on July 8, 2023, at 10 a.m. is now open at https://tinyurl.com/poker-run2023.

Event sponsors include: HK Powersports, The NASWA Resort, Mix 94.1, Brady Sullivan Properties, Sea-Doo, SeaChoice, Amoskeag Beverages, Cohen Family, Plastic Distributors and Fabricators, INC., Bank of New Hampshire, Coca-Cola, Sysco, Baron’s Major Brands, East Coast Flightcraft, Belknap Subaru, Irwin Marine, South End Media, Bellman’s, North Water Marine, West Point Waste, Bio-Kleen, Paugus Bay Marina, Winnisquam Marine.

About Easterseals New Hampshire

Easterseals NH, VT & Farnum provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with varied abilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. A leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and those underserved by traditional programs, Easterseals’ essential services and supports benefit over 19,000 people and their families annually in two states. Core programs include autism services, early intervention services, child development, housing, camping and recreation, residential and educational services, substance use treatment, transportation, senior services, veterans services, workforce development, community-based services, information and referral services, and child-welfare services. Easterseals NH, VT & Farnum is a community of care for all ages, for all abilities, for life.

For more information, visit eastersealsnh.org or follow @EastersealsNH on Facebook.

A boat pulls up to a checkpoint for a Poker Run handoff. It’s one of five cards the crew will collect before the party at the NazBar & Grill in Laconia.
The fiercest competition at last year’s Poker Run may have been between these kids playing musical beach chairs.