The Lakeland Area Kiwanis Poker Paddle fundraising event is scheduled for Sept. 14 starting at 10 a.m. This event is hoped to be the signature event the Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club use to support youth activities and programs in the Lakeland area.
“This fun event is similar to a typical ‘Poker Run’ except that it is on the water in non-motorized watercraft,” club secretary Dan Brunette explained in a press release. “The event is staged on the beautiful Manitowish Chain with a starting point at Little Star Beach in Manitowish Waters. Paddlers will navigate the waters of Little Star Lake, Manitowish Lake and Spider Lake, continue to Stone Lake and up the channel to Rest Lake. The finish location will be at Rest Lake Park pavilion. There will be stops at five business locations along the way to collect cards for the winning 5-card draw poker hand.”
Rest Lake Park is the headquarters for the finish line and Paddle Party.
Awards, dinner, music, prizes and more will all take place there at the park. The paddler with the best poker hand will win $300 and the paddler with the worst poker hand will win $150. At the camp, there will be a cook out picnic starting at 4 p.m. along with music and other fun raffles, door prizes and raffle baskets.
This is not a timed event and is meant to be enjoyed at leisure. Launch time at Little Star Beach is shortly after 10 a.m. and the approximate paddle time will be about three hours and the distance is about seven miles, leaving plenty of time to visit with other paddlers and meet new friends.
The club will raffle off an Old Town Vapor 10 kayak package donated by our title sponsor Chequamegon’s Adventure Company.
For more information, visit www.lakelandkiwanis.com or go to www.Active.com. Deadline for online is noon Thursday, Sept. 12,or mail in entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, Sept. 6. Day of registrations will be taken until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Questions can be directed to Brunette 715-499-2992 or Laura Bertch 715-892-1204.