The Calusa Land Trust and Pine Island Boat Club will host the annual Poker Run Sunday, Dec. 8. Following previous year's format, participants can draw their lucky poker hands at seven stations accessible by boat or land.
Everyone young or old can boat, drive, kayak, walk, run or take golf carts to enjoy the day and have a chance to win cash prizes. As before, the run will finish up at Woody's Waterside to eat, drink and socialize while waiting for the winning poker hand to be determined.
In addition to all participants having an enjoyable day on the water and on Pine Island, all proceeds will be donated to the Calusa Land Trust and Nature Preserve of Pine Island to help procure and preserve environmentally sensitive land.
The goal of The Great Poker Run is to enjoy the day and collect poker hands at various locations - speed of completion is not important as long as you draw the 7th card at Woody's before 3 p.m.
Each ticket (you can buy as many as you wish) is carried to 6 dealer locations around Pine Island Sound and St. James City where a card is drawn and entered on your ticket(s). The 7th and final card is drawn at Woody's.
If you can't participate in the run, your tickets may be carried by someone else. You do not have to be present to win.
The best poker hands will win cash prizes of $1,000 (first), $350 (second) and $150 (third). There will also be a losers drawing for $ 100 (however, you must be present to win that prize).
Tickets are available at Woody's and from various sellers.
Maps showing dealer stations will be established and distributed next month.
For information, or to purchase tickets, call Barb Riordan at 283-5643 or Pink Wesorick at 283-7249.