The Support Our Troops Poker Run takes place on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, home of The Shootout. Stretching 92 miles from dam to dam and boasting more shoreline than the state of California, The Lake is regarded as a performance boat mecca.

2015 Information Coming Soon

The 8th annual Support Our Troops Poker Run will be the biggest to date. We are planning events such as a motorcycle rally, a bikini contest, and much, much more! Keep up to date with the latest information about the poker run and power boating in the midwest at MidwestBoatParty.com.


Since its inception 8 years ago, the poker run has grown from 60 boats to averaging almost 120 boats and 500 people from all over the country. The support for our military men and women has been truly humbling, and as a result, the Support Our Troops Poker Run has turned into the biggest poker run at the Lake of the Ozarks.

To date we have raised over $90,000 for H.E.R.O.E.S. Care. That money goes directly to assisiting our brave heroes overseas, and the families they leave behind.

In 2011 the run was voted Best Poker Run by Powerboat Magazine's readers!!!

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About Our Charities

Midwestboatparty has always had a fond place in our hearts for the men, women and families of our armed forces. Many of our members are either military personnel themselves, or family members of miliatry personnel. Last year we brought 120 boats and over 500 boaters from all over the country together for this event and we were able to raise and donate over $17,500 H.E.R.O.E.S. Care and $5000 for The Global Orphan Project. In total, we have raised over $90,000 for these great causes. Once again, all proceeds from the 2014 Poker Run will go to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care and The Global Orphan Project.

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is an affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care combines the power of national organizations dedicated to providing emergency financial aid, employment opportunities, and mental health care services through a network of specially trained care givers before, during, and after deployment.

The Global Orphan Project is a global orphan care ministry headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. GO Project mobilizes local churches in some of the poorest areas on earth to care for the neediest orphaned and vulnerable children in their communities; children of last resort with no viable means of care. A vibrant, viral network of global givers fuels the growth of this grassroots movement for orphans.

GO Project was founded in 2003 as C3 Missions International, Inc. by Mike and Beth Fox in Kansas City. In 2010, C3 formally changed its name to The Global Orphan Project.

GO Project is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to GO Project are tax deductible. 100% of the orphan care donations go to their sustainable orphan care programs. GO Project do not use any of your generous gifts for their administrative overhead or fund raising expenses. They are able to do this because several generous donors and other income sources fund their overhead.

 

2011 Support Our Troops Poker Run Highlights

Once again we brought 110 boats and over 400 boaters from all over the country together for the 4th Annual Support Our Troops Poker Run and we were able to raise and donate over $12,000 H.E.R.O.E.S. Care and $3000 for The Global Orphan Project. In total, we have raised over $55,000 for these great causes.

This event continues to get bigger and better and we were voted the #1 Poker Run in the Readers Choice Poll in Powerboat Magazine this year!!!!!

2010 Support Our Troops Poker Run Highlights

Last year we brought 112 boats and over 400 boaters from all over the country together for this event and we were able to raise and donate over $12,000 H.E.R.O.E.S. Care and $3000 for The Global Orphan Project. In total, we have raised over $40,000 for these great causes.

2009 Support Our Troops Poker Run Highlights

We would like to thank everyone that came out and supported the 2009 Midwestboatparty Support Our Troops Poker Run. We had over 120 boats and 400 boaters from all over the country come and and support a great cause. Because of your generosity, we were able to pay out almost $5,000 in prizes for the participants and over $12,000 in donations to Operation Homefront.

 

2008 Support Our Troops Poker Run Highlights

2008 was our first year for the Midwestboatparty Support Our Troops Poker Run. We had over 60 boats and 200 boaters from all over the country come and and support a great cause. Because of your generosity, we were able to pay out almost $3,000 in prizes for the participants and over $5,000 in donations to Operation Homefront.