Lanier Partners of North Georgia is pleased to announce…

Lanier Partners of North Georgia is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual “Pirates of Lanier Castaways Boat Poker Run” on Lake Lanier in support of the children.

This years event will be a great opportunity to help the children that are in need in our area, meet new friends, bond with your old ones and check out some of the greatest “hot rod” boats in the country.

We will be giving our cash prizes to the wining poker hands, and wonderful trophies to the “Pirate crews” and “Pirate” decorated boats.

We have many new sponsors who are helping us out this year as well making this one of the greatest events on Lake Lanier.

We want everyone to know this is not a race or timed event – it is all about fun, laughter, wonderful pirate costumes, giving to the kids, and a relaxing time for you, your family and crew.

This years event will kick off with a “meet and greet” on Thursday night July 19, 2012 at Gianni’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

On Friday July 20, 2012 everyone is invited to join in a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” raft up lunch and “stereo competition” hosted by Normans Landing in Cumming. This will give our out of town visitors a chance to cruise around and enjoy our lake as well. We will meet up at the Dam at 11:00 AM and cruise over to the Raft Up location and enjoy the great lunch and fun until about 3:00 PM and everyone can prepare for the Captains meeting.

On Friday evening July 20, 2012 Holiday Marina will host the Captains Party where the entrants can pick up their first card and partake in the wonderful entertainment and food that we will provide. The event will start at 5:00 PM and will close at 10:00 PM. At this meeting you will need to sign an event waiver, pick up your numbered entry card(s), your checkpoint route instructions, score sheet, food tickets, your free event shirt and draw the first card for your poker hand and “rub shoulders” with our exciting sponsors and view their displays

On Saturday July 21, 2012 starting at 9:00 a.m., each boat will leave from their home port and proceed to the lake and follow the routes to gather their playing cards. For those boat captains who want a longer run, Windship will lead off from the dam at 11:00 AM to the Northernmost card stop. The final activity will be a “Winners Party” to be held at “Lake Lanier Islands Resort Sunset Cove and Beach club” renamed “Pirate Cove” for the day. and join in the food, fun and festivities as only Pirates can create. Great music will fill the air setting a true beach atmosphere supplied by Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project (of Collective Soul fame) along with a fantastic fireworks and laser light show. Wonderful food, a 50/50 auction and raffle drawing will be available for those seeking to increase their share of bounty.

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