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21st Annual HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run Raises $130K for Easterseals NH’s Core Programs

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Meredith Elkins
Senior Vice President
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2022

21st Annual HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run Raises $130K for Easterseals NH’s Core Programs
Funds were raised to benefit over 23,000 New Hampshire neighbors that Easterseals NH serves

Manchester, NH – On Saturday, July 9, over 600 attendees gathered at the edge of Lake Winnipesaukee to cheer on participants in over 200 boats, personal watercrafts, and vehicles as they took part in the HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run. Easterseals NH has successfully raised $1.6 million over the event’s twenty-one-year history with a record breaking $130,000 raised this year. This directly supports its core programs for children and adults with disabilities and seniors throughout the Granite State.

"We are tremendously pleased with the high turnout for this year's Poker Run," said Kathy Flynn, Easterseals NH Sr. Director of Development. “We greatly appreciate the attendees, participants, business owners, sponsors, staff, and volunteers who made this all-ages summer event possible. Together, we made a difference for Easterseals NH and the neighbors we serve – and we had so much fun in the process.”

To close out the day, hundreds of attendees and participants enjoyed a beach party at The NASWA Resort’s NazBar, which included a live raffle, hot buffet, music, and entertainment under bright, sunny skies.

Cash prizes were awarded to two lucky Poker Run participants, and grand prizes from the raffle included a SeaDoo personal watercraft, a Saber grill, and an Old Towne canoe and kayak.

Easterseals appreciates the support of event sponsors HK Powersports, The NASWA Resort, Amoskeag Beverages, Bank of New Hampshire, Baron’s Major Brands, Bellman Jewelers Belknap Subaru, BioKleen, Brady-Sullivan Properties, Coca-Cola of Northern NE, Cohen Family, Crown Entertainment, East Coast Flightcraft, Irwin Marine, Keller Williams Legacy Group, Lakes Region Casino, Northeast Comm. (Mix 94.1), PDF Inc., Paugus Bay Marina, Pie Guys, Seachoice, Source 4, South End Media, Sysco of Northern New England, Watermark Marine Supply, West Point Waste Services, and Zero Waste & Bow Recycling.

About Easterseals New Hampshire

For more than 86 years, Easterseals New Hampshire has provided 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, Easterseals NH employs 1,600 individuals and provides essential services and on-the-ground support to more than 23,000 people each year with eleven core programs throughout the state. Visit eastersealsnh.org.

For more information about Easterseals NH programs and services, visit easterseals.com/nh.

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Two HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run participants smile as they gear up for Poker Run activities on Lake Winnipesaukee. 

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