For Immediate Release

Annual HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker for Easterseals NH Raises $118,000

Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, July 23, 2019

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Pamela Dube

Poker RunLake Winnipesaukee, NH –Hundreds of participants enjoyed the day as they traveled on or around Lake Winnipesaukee at this year’s 19th Annual HK Powersports Land and Lake Poker Run on July 13. This event is the region’s hottest land and lake poker run and is dedicated to Peter Makris, the late owner of the NASWA Resort, each year.

Participants traveled by cars, motorcycles, boats, personal watercrafts, trucks and mustangs. This year the goal was to raise $100,000 in one day for Easterseals programs and services to help people of all ages with disabilities and special needs.

To take part, participants collected sealed playing cards from a variety of fun checkpoints with games and raffles on and around the lake before heading to the NASWA Resort. At the NASWA, participants played their poker hand and enjoyed the huge beach party loaded with an amazing buffet by Sysco, music from Crown Entertainment, beach games and prizes sponsored by Coors Light and The Cohen Family, and other family-fun activities throughout the day including an exciting live auction which raised over $54,000!

“My family and I are so happy we can be a part of the Easterseals Poker run as the title sponsor. Not only has this event become an exciting summer staple in the Lakes Region because of everyone’s hard work and devotion, but it brings so many generous people together to raise money for Easterseals families,” said Lisa Whalley, General Manager of HK Powersports Laconia, NH. “I am blown away by the community and their generosity to raise substantially over our goal! It will help so many people which makes our hearts happy. We would like to thank Sea-Doo for their assistance in part with the great prize that we are able to provide," said.

The High Roller’s Club, sponsored by Watermark Marine Supply, raised the stakes for serious players. Congratulations to the High Roller’s Club winner, Corey Godzyk of Manchester, NH, land winner Rick Lacourse of Weare, NH, and lake winner Cory Simmons of NH. The Grand Prize Raffle sponsored by HK Powersports, Sea-Doo, BRP, Fireside Construction, and Irwin Marine. The SeaDoo was won by Ron and Alice Cohen of Laconia, the canoe by Patrick Sacray of Northfield, NH, the kayak by Rose Richardson of Concord, NH, and the grill by Karl Mueller of Pembroke, MA.

In addition to presenting sponsor HK Powersports, other major sponsors include: The NASWA Resort, Mix 94.1, Brady Sullivan, Lakes Region Casino, Irwin Marine, Atlantic Broadband, BRP, Sea Doo, Bank of New Hampshire, Water Mark Marine Supply, Manchester Harley Davidson, Coca Cola, Samuel Adams, Silver Image Photography, Zero Waste, South End Media, Planet 100.1 FM, Oldies 92.9, Sysco, Cohen Family, Belknap Subaru, Baron’s Appliances, Coors Light, Corona, PDF, The Laconia Daily Sun, Crown Entertainment, WSCY 106.9 FM, Amerihealth Caritas and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

IN PHOTO: Easterseals NH Child Rep Dominic DiFranco and his mom Nicole enjoy some fun in the water during the 19th Annual HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run for Easterseals NH.

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