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Erie, PA, June 3, 2017 - Presque Isle Partnership announces return of 2nd annual Presque Isle Poker

Apr 24, 2017 | Posted in Investor News, News

Welcoming kayaks, canoes and paddle boards… all skill levels are invited to join Presque Isle Partnership for a day of fun on the waterways of Presque Isle! The 6.25 mile poker run takes participants on an unforgettable journey through the Presque Isle Lagoons, Marina Lake, Presque Isle Bay, Horseshoe Pond, Misery Bay and Graveyard Pond.

The event begins at 10:00am on Saturday, June 3, 2017 when paddlers enter the water at the Lagoons Boat Launch on Presque Isle State Park. Groups of 20 boats will start in 10 minute increments until 12:00pm when the last group departs. Participants will stop at five pre-determined locations along the route, drawing a card at each location. Card stop locations include Perry Monument, Marina Cove and even one of the houseboats in Horseshoe Pond. Individuals with the best and worst five-card poker hands win cash prizes. The event wraps up with an after-party at Millcreek Brewing Company!

The cost per paddler is $45 and includes players card, commemorative P.I. Poker Paddle T-shirt, safety whistle, admission to the after-party with a complimentary appetizer buffet and a craft brew, door prize ticket for a chance to win more than $400 worth of prizes, and the gratification of knowing that your participation helps bring to life worthwhile projects that enhance Presque Isle State Park! Register today by visiting We can't wait to see you at the 2nd Annual Presque Isle Poker Paddle!

Bring your own boat or rent one at a discount from Presque Isle Canoe & Boat Livery adjacent to the launch area. For rentals, contact event coordinator, Jim Butts, at 814-838-5144 × 102 or by email at

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