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HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run Returns to Lake Winnipesaukee July 9

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Meredith Elkins
Senior Vice President
Marketing & Communications

June 15, 2022

HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run Returns to Lake Winnipesaukee July 9

Registration is open now for this adventurous day-long event to benefit Easterseals NH

Manchester, NH – Registration is open for the 21st Annual HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run on Saturday, July 9, to benefit Easterseals NH. Participants will travel by boat, car, or other vehicle to different checkpoints on and around Lake Winnipesaukee to collect sealed playing cards and bring them to The NASWA Resort in Laconia, where they’ll receive their final card, reveal their hand, and close out the day there with a beach party featuring a live auction, raffles, a hot buffet, and music and entertainment for all ages.

“This festive summer event gives everyone the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the iconic Lakes Region while supporting the work we do at Easterseals to help New Hampshire neighbors of all ages and abilities,” said Maureen Beauregard, president and CEO of Easterseals NH. “We appreciate the tremendous generosity of the participants, sponsors and volunteers who make our Poker Run such a success. Since inception, the event has raised $1.3 million for Easterseals NH programs.”

“My family and I are proud to be the title sponsor of this fun event,” said Lisa Whalley, general manager of event presenter HK Powersports in Laconia. “Not only does it showcase Lake Winnipesaukee and the many ways to enjoy the Lakes Region in the summer, but it brings together hundreds of people to benefit Easterseals NH.”

Cash prizes will be awarded for the best hand for land and the best for lake. Grand Prizes to be raffled off include a SeaDoo personal watercraft, a Saber grill, and an Old Towne canoe and kayak. Those who pre-register by July 1 will receive an extra grand prize raffle ticket (a $10 value).

Registration is open and raffle tickets are available for purchase online at

Check-in for the Poker Run starts at 9 a.m. at all checkpoints on land and water, and the event officially starts at 10:30 a.m. The party at The NASWA Resort’s NazBar begins at 1 p.m. and the deadline for turning in collected cards is 1:30 p.m.

Easterseals NH 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, The NASWA Resort & Beach Bar, 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 84 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 supports to more than 23,000 people each year with 11 core programs throughout the state. Visit


Photo: Last year’s HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run participants enjoying the all-ages party on the beach at The NASWA Resort in Laconia.

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