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Kayak Poker Run to benefit MCBP

(Sept. 28, 2012) Coastal outdoor enthusiasts will not want to miss the Maryland Coastal Bays Program’s “Poker Paddle Pandemonium,” set for Sunday, Oct. 14, in Ocean City.

Join MCBP for a leisurely paddle, for all levels of paddling experience, to five different stations to pick up a card for a poker hand. There are no prizes for speed — just prizes for creativity or a lucky poker hand.

Ayres Creek Adventures and Super Fun Eco Tours will provide kayaks and the proper equipment to each participant registered. Paddling stations include Seacrets, Fager’s Island, Finnigan’s at the Princess Bayside, 45th Street Taphouse and a committee boat stationed between the venues. Light fare munchies and happy hour prices will be available at each venue.

The poker run will consist of teams of four per hand. Either form a team or come solo and MCBP will partner you. Entry fee is $50 per person or $200 for a team. Entry fee is $45 for those who would prefer to use their own non-motorized boat — kayak, canoe or paddleboard.

The winning hand will be determined by standard poker hand rankings. Five cards will be used to build the winning hand. Participants will be passed a card at each checkpoint in which organizers will record the card to ensure that there are no disputes about what card a participating team actually has. Event is open to anyone 21 years of age or older.

There will be trophies for the best poker hand as well as prizes for the most creative team. A Wilderness Systems kayak, Pungo 120, will be raffled off at the end of the event. Raffle tickets may be purchased online at www.mdcoastalbays.org.

Registration must be made in advance online at www.mdcoastalbays.org or by calling Sandi at 410-213-2297, Ext 107.

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