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Over 100 sleds participate in Poker Run for good cause

The Snowman Poker Run held on Saturday March 2nd was hosted at Kakabeka Hotel and raised money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay.

KAKABEKA, Ont. -- The Snowman Poker Run held on Saturday, March 2 was hosted at Kakabeka Hotel and raised money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay.

More than 100 sleds were registered and participants with the best poker hands stood to win cash prizes while top pledge earners could win high ticket electronics. Best poker hand winners included Any graham - $1,000, Dan Martin - $500, Brian Werpny - $250. Ron Ongaro raised $500 and won a 55” smart TV, Cece Girard raised $255 and won an iPad and Peter Moore raised $200 and won a Cyclops action camera. The prizes were provided by Half-Way Motors Power Sports and the event raised over $9000 for the Boys & Girls Club.

The participants had positive feedback about the excellent quality of the 160km trail, all thanks to Peter Moore, Bob Flusar and Adrian Tessier of the Thunder Bay Adventure Trails who worked very hard to groom them on time. The Kakabeka Hotel was a fantastic host and served a hearty breakfast buffet with eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, French toast, and hash browns and coffee. Daniel Trevisanutto, Assistant Manager at CARSTAR, volunteered at the lunch stop where participants could sit in a heated tent and have chili, burgers and drinks.

Half-Way Motors Power Sports would like to thank all the volunteers, trail groomers, the staff at the venue, the staff at Timberland Top Valu gas station in Shabaqua, and the participants who all helped raise money for a valuable organization in our community.