The 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run is back! As a preferred Mercury dealer, TNT is excited to see poker runs and offshore racing events returning with full attendance capacities. This well known event is set for July 2022 following a two-year hiatus. Continue reading to find out about Mercury Racing’s support and involvement for this highly anticipated event.
After a two-year, pandemic-forced hiatus, the 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run set for July 14-16 is well on its way to a strong comeback. The six-year-old event happening in Clayton, N.Y., which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, the River Community Wellness Program at River Hospital and other local nonprofit service organizations has secured Mercury Racing as a Diamond-level sponsor.
Registration for the 120-boat, weekend-long event opened March 1 and is filling quickly.
“The endorsement of the event by Mercury Racing, a leader in this performance segment, is very important to us,” said Ken Lalonde, a founding member of the 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run, in a press release from the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine and accessories company. “Getting involved with Make-A-Wish has made us all grateful and humble for the good fortune we have in our lives. River Community Wellness provides mental health programs for the community, including veterans and service personnel affiliated with Fort Drum.”
Mercury Racing is bringing its Tour Truck and other product displays to the event, which begins with a Friday evening street party and exhibit in downtown Clayton. The company also will donate an item for the charity auction.
In 2018, a Mercury Racing-branded cooler raised more than $10,000 after being re-donated several times during the auction.