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eddie
11-04-2011, 12:50 PM
We received the permit in the mail yesterday, it's official.

Support Our Troops Poker Run - June 22, 2012 (http://midwestboatparty.com/pokerrun/)

It is Powerboat Magazine's readers choice award winner :twisted:

More details to follow.

If anyone is looking to be a sponsor this year, please let me know.

Top Shelf
11-04-2011, 02:04 PM
Great! We wouldn't miss it!! When will registration be available? Free gas for the first 20 entries, right? [smilie=crazy]

Terri
11-04-2011, 03:44 PM
We can sponsor again. Hubby is telling all his vendors not to give him gifts for Christmas this year to send the money instead.

donzi 18
11-05-2011, 12:05 AM
Sweet, we'll be there again with the lil' D aka Donzi 18 Classic

ggspot
11-05-2011, 11:27 AM
Sweet can't miss 2nd yr

Lakerat
11-05-2011, 11:56 AM
[smilie=appl] Eddie this weekend works out very well for myself and 4 friends from South Florida that are coming to visit LOTO again, it has been over 7 years since they have been here........ Looking forward to one of the best weekends of the year !!!!

stlcheckmate
11-05-2011, 01:51 PM
still a 60mph speed limit? If so that means I can run with the big boys for once in my life..:mrgreen:

John P
11-05-2011, 01:55 PM
The Bravo Shop will help out again this year!

Reggie
11-05-2011, 04:31 PM
Team Turkey Toy will be there :)

36Tango
11-05-2011, 05:12 PM
We will be there and hopefully have everything figured out so that we can make the run! What a great day to be on the lake!

bsloop
11-05-2011, 05:38 PM
Sounds good.
Fourth of July is Wed so its really going split the holiday crowd that wants to make back to back wekends :(

Bad luck on WP pressure. June 22-24 is the kickoff for LEO anti-alcohol harassment with Operation Dry Water. Their signature event to post high boat contact counts and BUI numbers with extra LEO and stricter stops. http://www.operationdrywater.org/
Be safe and smart and lucky.....

Omerta One
11-05-2011, 09:22 PM
Maybe missed it but where is the 2011 DVD?

Griff
11-05-2011, 10:08 PM
Sounds good.
Fourth of July is Wed so its really going split the holiday crowd that wants to make back to back wekends :(

Bad luck on WP pressure. June 22-24 is the kickoff for LEO anti-alcohol harassment with Operation Dry Water. Their signature event to post high boat contact counts and BUI numbers with extra LEO and stricter stops. http://www.operationdrywater.org/
Be safe and smart and lucky.....

Operation Dry Water has happened the same weekend as the poker run every year

eddie
11-06-2011, 06:50 AM
Maybe missed it but where is the 2011 DVD?

You didn't miss it, it's not done yet. I saw a preview and it's one of our best. It seems it take a very long time for it to come out every year. I don't think it was out last year until the OP show. I hope it's out very soon.


Bad luck on WP pressure. June 22-24 is the kickoff for LEO anti-alcohol harassment with Operation Dry Water.

Same weekend every year, never been a problem.


still a 60mph speed limit? If so that means I can run with the big boys for once in my life

It was 70 last year and I think it's the same this year.


Great! We wouldn't miss it!! When will registration be available? Free gas for the first 20 entries, right?

I hope Jeff can get it up and going soon, we will let you know. The early bird special will be in play again this year. Not so sure about the free gas. Maybe we can do a contest for those who register early and give out a prize? If Walter (zorro) could donate a CTSV to give away that would be very cool.

Top Shelf
11-06-2011, 08:36 AM
I hope Jeff can get it up and going soon, we will let you know. The early bird special will be in play again this year. Not so sure about the free gas. Maybe we can do a contest for those who register early and give out a prize? If Walter (zorro) could donate a CTSV to give away that would be very cool.

Thanks. We are looking forward to it, might bring both boats this year!

Wild
11-06-2011, 09:45 AM
Yes, can't wait, then it will be summer again

zorro
11-07-2011, 06:57 AM
Are you on the way down?? Having a great time. drove the inner costal yesterday south going north from pomponano beech today.

chevyzq8
11-08-2011, 08:16 AM
Seeing as I just winterized this weekend, this makes summer sound so much closer :)

27Islander
11-08-2011, 05:44 PM
Summer is close? Oh yes, gives a person something to look forward to. We are in again with a new to us boat. Come on summer!!!

Wasted Income
11-08-2011, 06:51 PM
Booked my room and slip reservation last Thursday. Can't wait to attend our first Support The Troops run!

Top Shelf
11-08-2011, 07:16 PM
Booked my room and slip reservation last Thursday. Can't wait to attend our first Support The Troops run!

That is great. It is a great event, well run/organized, and for a great cause. Lots of awesome hardware, too! You will enjoy your time @ LOTO.

26 Spyder
11-09-2011, 09:44 AM
We'll be there,

I have to build a boat first though....
I'd better get busy.

stlcheckmate
11-09-2011, 11:14 AM
Booked my room and slip reservation last Thursday. Can't wait to attend our first Support The Troops run!

Staying at robbins again??

PDQPowerquest
11-09-2011, 07:02 PM
Will be there and would be proud to sponsor the event again, and carry a crew one more time. Just send me the info when it comes. Think we could run this twice a year?

Wasted Income
11-09-2011, 08:30 PM
Staying at robbins again??

Definitely. I really like the layout and the location. You?

stlcheckmate
11-09-2011, 09:57 PM
Not sure if we can make it...depends on the job..

baja22
11-10-2011, 07:29 AM
we missed it this year and hated it, we'll do everything we can to make it in 2012.

ROOSTER
11-10-2011, 07:47 AM
Always a great time, with great people and a great cause.

dond
11-19-2011, 07:30 AM
We received the permit in the mail yesterday, it's official.

Support Our Troops Poker Run - June 22, 2012 (http://midwestboatparty.com/pokerrun/)

It is Powerboat Magazine's readers choice award winner :twisted:

More details to follow.

If anyone is looking to be a sponsor this year, please let me know.

Let us know when the website gets updated with the 2012 dates. I'd like to email the link out early so my friends can save the dates, and get excited for next year............. OK, maybe I'm still a little early, but it is my favorite day of the year!

jmartin
11-19-2011, 07:06 PM
Summer is close? Oh yes, gives a person something to look forward to. We are in again with a new to us boat. Come on summer!!!

So what did you get??

MXBAJA421
11-19-2011, 07:58 PM
We have our crew ready, Were coming up early and staying late [smilie=trink39]

27Islander
11-20-2011, 03:04 PM
So what did you get??

We purchased a 2006 32 foot Sunsation MCOB with twins. It was time to move up. Trying to sell Baja 272 now. Trying to keep up with you!

speedfreek1
11-20-2011, 04:07 PM
Plan on making it down ...

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Top Shelf
11-20-2011, 05:49 PM
We purchased a 2006 32 foot Sunsation MCOB with twins. It was time to move up. Trying to sell Baja 272 now. Trying to keep up with you!

27 islander. PM me info on your boat for sale. I know a guy looking for an open bow.

eddie
11-20-2011, 09:12 PM
Let us know when the website gets updated with the 2012 dates. I'd like to email the link out early so my friends can save the dates, and get excited for next year............. OK, maybe I'm still a little early, but it is my favorite day of the year!

Jeff thinks he might have it done in about a week.

jmartin
11-21-2011, 07:20 AM
We purchased a 2006 32 foot Sunsation MCOB with twins. It was time to move up. Trying to sell Baja 272 now. Trying to keep up with you!

Nice & congrats!! Looking forward to seeing it on the dock this spring.

27Islander
11-22-2011, 06:17 AM
PM sent Top Shelf

Mean Gene
11-22-2011, 08:07 AM
Any pics of the new boat

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27Islander
11-22-2011, 08:45 AM
Not yet, don't want to hijack the thread.

jmartin
11-22-2011, 01:12 PM
Not yet, don't want to hijack the thread.

Start a new one [smilie=265.gif]

The Filthy Oar
11-27-2011, 03:41 AM
good to know this far in advance so I can turn in PTO request.

speedfreek1
11-27-2011, 03:26 PM
I noticed you 22nd is a friday is the poker run going to be friday or saturday ..

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speedfreek1
11-27-2011, 03:27 PM
* June 22

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eddie
11-27-2011, 04:01 PM
I noticed you 22nd is a friday is the poker run going to be friday or saturday ..



Registration is Thursday and Poker Run on Friday, just like last year. I'm working on events for Saturday and Sunday that will be very cool if we pull it together. :twisted:

Wasted Income
11-27-2011, 04:32 PM
At first I wasn't thrilled with the idea of friday, but the more I think of it, im sure its way less of a hassle for dock space and such on a friday vs a Saturday.

Top Shelf
11-27-2011, 04:41 PM
At first I wasn't thrilled with the idea of friday, but the more I think of it, im sure its way less of a hassle for dock space and such on a friday vs a Saturday.

Friday is a no brainer and a great option IMO. Not as nasty of water, less congestion in the channel (in particular snyper Jet Skis) dock space is already limited on a Friday with the amount of participants/boats this run attracts. I'd also guess permitting the event for a Saturday would involve a lot more hurdles for the organizers who already have their hands full obtaining a permit. Looking forward to the event!

speedfreek1
11-27-2011, 06:07 PM
just wanted to make sure The date was right before i set things in stone... friday is good , means ill come down wen or thur , more lake time...

Wasted Income
11-28-2011, 07:00 AM
Not as nasty of water, less congestion in the channel (in particular snyper Jet Skis) dock space is already limited on a Friday with the amount of participants/boats this run attracts.
I definitely agree.

PartyMedic
12-13-2011, 11:47 PM
Missed it this year but I will be there for 2012 run!! Just a question of what I will be running...:twisted:

Firedog
12-16-2011, 11:14 PM
We'll be there! Yeah, Friday is definitely the best option. Hammerdown, let's get that bad boy done!!!!! ;)

Mark 292
12-20-2011, 04:43 PM
"SLOW" [smilie=106.gif] boat is planning on coming again .... [smilie=trink39]

ggspot
01-25-2012, 06:07 PM
The 2nd slowest boat will be there cant wait

Lakerat
01-25-2012, 06:29 PM
Just an FYI ...... :twisted: ...... I have a suprise from Florida coming......Sweet Baby Jesus

dond
01-25-2012, 09:00 PM
Just an FYI ...... :twisted: ...... I have a suprise from Florida coming......Sweet Baby Jesus
Details?... Pics?

Lakerat
02-03-2012, 06:24 PM
I will fill you in next weekend....[smilie=crazy]......I really think it would be in my best interstest to get a driver

ggspot
02-26-2012, 08:37 PM
I will fill you in next weekend....[smilie=crazy]......I really think it would be in my best interstest to get a driver
Dd for you would still be a great day you know how to live life

BrettM
03-08-2012, 04:45 PM
Just saw on another site that Cumberland is the 22nd of June as well??

OzarkKing
03-08-2012, 04:54 PM
Time to update the billboard with dates on the westside (MM)...I could do a rattle can job and have it done by morning but might need an emergency contact # should law enforcement happen upon me in full climbing harness...with support crew belaying me up there...an after work Tigers pre-game sipper in one hand and a spray can in the other.

baywatch
03-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Just saw on another site that Cumberland is the 22nd of June as well??

I saw that the other day as well. They added another one in addition to the normal one in September. Not sure why they wouldn't look at the other scheduled events before they pick a date. Sort of like the Castaways run last year that they did the same weekend as the shootout and then ended up choosing a different weekend for this year.

eddie
03-08-2012, 06:39 PM
Just saw on another site that Cumberland is the 22nd of June as well??


Not sure why they wouldn't look at the other scheduled events before they pick a date.

That's correct, Justin has done that run for a few years now. The other Cumberland event is still the weekend after Larbor Day.



Time to update the billboard with dates on the westside (TT)...

Just waiting to hear back from a few sponsors to see which direction we are going with it. It's getting re-skinned this year and will have a new look. Wait till you see it! :twisted:

Reggie
03-21-2012, 09:32 PM
Just an FYI ...... :twisted: ...... I have a suprise from Florida coming......Sweet Baby Jesus

Does his name on this site start with a B and in with a n ? Did he, or does he drive a Formula boat ????????

cmkworm
03-23-2012, 06:59 PM
How is the water for this run compared to The Shootout? Does anyone have any tips for running a smaller boat (25 Outlaw) in a poker run without getting beat to death? We loved the Shootout but it was dicey at times.

Dr. Jeff
03-23-2012, 07:29 PM
How is the water for this run compared to The Shootout? Does anyone have any tips for running a smaller boat (25 Outlaw) in a poker run without getting beat to death? We loved the Shootout but it was dicey at times.

Not anything like shoot out. Especially once we changed to a Friday run the water is very good. The start is a little rough just because you and 10-15 boats will take off together, but it's nothing your boat wouldn't handle easily.

mrquad1
03-25-2012, 08:27 AM
Not anything like shoot out. Especially once we changed to a Friday run the water is very good. The start is a little rough just because you and 10-15 boats will take off together, but it's nothing your boat wouldn't handle easily.

X-2 love running on fridays! better water,less pwc,alot moe slips for parking during run

Jason Johnson
04-13-2012, 06:12 PM
Good luck putting the event together. I'll be happy to do a preview of the run on speedonthewater.com if you want to send me some more info.
Thanks
-Jason

TW720HVY
04-29-2012, 01:05 PM
We are going to be registering our boat this year to run. We may also have two additional passengers, one is currently an Army Reservist who spent a year in Iraq, are there any discounts or considerations when it comes to him participating in the event(s)?

k-dog
05-08-2012, 04:01 PM
Booked our flights today. We will be there! Whoop!

Von Bongo
05-08-2012, 10:09 PM
How late can we sign up?

eddie
05-09-2012, 06:11 AM
How late can we sign up?

Thursday night before the run. We've taken some on day of run, but try to avoid that if at all possible.

Von Bongo
05-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Thursday night before the run. We've taken some on day of run, but try to avoid that if at all possible.

thanks Ed!

TW720HVY
05-09-2012, 10:05 PM
We are going to be registering our boat this year to run. We may also have two additional passengers, one is currently an Army Reservist who spent a year in Iraq, are there any discounts or considerations when it comes to him participating in the event(s)?

Nothing? :confused:

eddie
05-10-2012, 07:18 AM
Nothing? :confused:

Sorry I missed your questions. Give me a call today.

Therapy Session
05-16-2012, 10:45 PM
I just booked a condo at Tiki Bay Marina for Thurs, Fri, and Sat of the poker run weekend. I have never done this run before. Looks like it should be a great time. We are really looking forward to it. Has anybody stayed at this condo before? Looks like the bar there(Schmidty's) should be a good time.

Jason Johnson
05-17-2012, 06:16 PM
Quick preview of the event...thanks Ed! Good luck with the event.
http://speedonthewater.com/in-the-news/737-expectations-high-for-support-our-troops-poker-run.html

BabyFormula419
05-21-2012, 04:03 PM
Really wish I could have made it this year but still in the wheelchair missing loto spoon bad

27Islander
05-25-2012, 10:53 AM
So sorry to hear. Any new map yet for the stops this year? Trying to get the others to do the whole run this year with me instead of wanting to stop early.

eddie
05-25-2012, 03:35 PM
So sorry to hear. Any new map yet for the stops this year? Trying to get the others to do the whole run this year with me instead of wanting to stop early.

The 2012 map will not be much different than 2011, we should have all the stops nailed down end of next week.

http://midwestboatparty.com/pokerrun/download.htm

eddie
05-30-2012, 10:56 AM
I'll be on live with Stacy Johnson Director of News and Community Affairs/marketing Consultant 101.9 The Wave this Friday sometime between 9:17 and 9:20!

eddie
05-30-2012, 02:42 PM
Oh and today is the last day to save $50.00 on registration! Tomorrow the "early bird" special is gone.

The map is also updated and can be downloaded and printed now.

SportCat
05-30-2012, 06:55 PM
Thanks for the new map. Going to try to hit all ten spots. Crew and boat are ready.

cmkworm
05-30-2012, 11:19 PM
Ready to go!

Reggie
05-31-2012, 07:50 AM
Sent mine in last night :mrgreen:

Top Shelf
05-31-2012, 09:10 AM
Signed up! How many are now registered to attend?

eddie
05-31-2012, 01:58 PM
Signed up! How many are now registered to attend?

Around 35, but many sign up the week of and registration night we are planning for 100 again.

donzi 18
05-31-2012, 03:36 PM
All my info went out early last week, we're in!

Bad Reputation
06-03-2012, 07:50 PM
I'll be there in the Spectre as long as it's done. Getting new power, but the shop is backed up and keeps putting me off a week at a time ARGH!

eddie
06-03-2012, 08:19 PM
We have 58 boats signed up already, which is unheard of this early. T-shit design is in the final stages. Stops are linned up. Sponsors have signed up - it's going to be another great run! [smilie=appl]

baywatch
06-03-2012, 08:53 PM
We are in. should be a great time :mrgreen:!!

I was just looking at the pics from a couple years ago the other night and found this one of Ed's old sled.

Von Bongo
06-03-2012, 09:23 PM
We have 58 boats signed up already, which is unheard of this early. T-shit design is in the final stages. Stops are linned up. Sponsors have signed up - it's going to be another great run! [smilie=appl]

59 [smilie=042.gif]

TW720HVY
06-04-2012, 09:00 AM
Thursday before the run raft up, anyone interested?

Therapy Session
06-04-2012, 10:50 PM
Thursday before the run raft up, anyone interested?

We are. A raft up sounds good. We should be on the water by early Thursday afternoon

nowakebob
06-05-2012, 07:13 AM
Catch Eddie on Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show this Saturday, June 9th 7-8am central talking about the SUpport the Troops Poker Run and all it does...and means to the troops and their families. If you miss the segment, check the web site on Monday the 11th in the On Demand Dock Box for the archives. The dot com is BobsNoWakeZone and just click the listen live button on Saturday.
Be safe...and thanks for all you do. Bob

TW720HVY
06-05-2012, 07:19 AM
We are. A raft up sounds good. We should be on the water by early Thursday afternoon

We are hoping to get on the water around lunch time and we are staying across from the Four Seasons.

cfaller
06-05-2012, 09:02 PM
N-Lo and I will volunteer to help at any of the stops or wherever needed, as I don't believe the 370SS would keep up! Just let me know where you need an extra hand. N-Lo just ordered some new suits for that weekend!

TW720HVY
06-06-2012, 06:22 AM
as I don't believe the 370SS would keep up!

It is not a race and the max speed is 70MPH. ;)

Top Shelf
06-06-2012, 07:19 AM
I don't believe the 370SS would keep up!

We went last year in our Envision, max speed of middle 50's, had a great time!

kphayes
06-06-2012, 12:23 PM
It's just the fact that Chad can't stand to go slow in a PR! :mrgreen:

ps. why in the hell would you want to go fast when you have Nicole to stare at in her new bikini's the whole time. Have I not taught you anything Faller?!

eddie
06-08-2012, 07:00 AM
I'll be on live with Ed & Stacy 101.9 The Wave today sometime between 9:00 and 9:20.

eddie
06-08-2012, 08:58 AM
104959

On air in 20...

jp-nrg
06-08-2012, 02:10 PM
Randy from Cobra engines will be at the poker run.

Shallow Minded
06-08-2012, 08:29 PM
104959

On air in 20...

How'd the interview go?

BobbyB
06-11-2012, 04:30 PM
Looks like I will be coming out for that weekend.

jrdonnellyjr
06-11-2012, 05:44 PM
Looks like I will be coming out for that weekend.

Of the closet? Mosi will be happy!!

Dr. Jeff
06-11-2012, 08:04 PM
N-Lo and I will volunteer to help at any of the stops or wherever needed, as I don't believe the 370SS would keep up! Just let me know where you need an extra hand. N-Lo just ordered some new suits for that weekend!

Chad, the 370 will definitely keep up if you want to run it, if not, I may have room on my boat. Will you be at registration party on Thursday?

eddie
06-11-2012, 10:35 PM
How'd the interview go?

Great Ed and Stacy are easy to work with.

BobbyB
06-12-2012, 12:27 AM
Of the closet? Mosi will be happy!!

I guess you seen my Facebook on saturday? I will gotta remember to not leave my phone on the bar haha

eddie
06-12-2012, 12:34 AM
I guess you seen my Facebook on saturday? I will gotta remember to not leave my phone on the bar haha

Can't wait ! We have over 75 boats signed up already, it's going to be a great run this year!

eddie
06-12-2012, 05:30 PM
Nice write up with pics on OSO: http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/offshoreonly-industry-news/278521-support-our-troops-5th-annual-poker-run.html

SummerObsession
06-13-2012, 10:11 AM
I have to say 70 MPH will be tough. My speedo doesn't register until 60.:mrgreen: Its good it's not a race though for sure, too many crazies (myself included) out there!

Von Bongo
06-13-2012, 11:07 AM
I have to say 70 MPH will be tough. My speedo doesn't register until 60.:mrgreen: Its good it's not a race though for sure, too many crazies (myself included) out there!

Maybe only use one of those 1100s!

SummerObsession
06-13-2012, 12:30 PM
Maybe only use one of those 1100s!

Good call! Think of the fuel I will save![smilie=appl][smilie=trink39]

J.T.
06-13-2012, 05:01 PM
I have to say 70 MPH will be tough. My speedo doesn't register until 60.:mrgreen: Its good it's not a race though for sure, too many crazies (myself included) out there!

If someone were to unknowingly switch your GPS from MPH to knots, you'll pick up about 10 mph;)

Shallow Minded
06-14-2012, 04:13 PM
My favorite... just play dumb and say "what Poker Run?"

Therapy Session
06-15-2012, 12:47 AM
Got my crew ready for the poker run. Now i am working on getting them all matching bathing suits. I cant wait for next weekend.

Therapy Session
06-15-2012, 12:57 AM
We are really looking forward to meeting the people on this forum and putting some faces to your names. Here is a pic of me and my wife. (Shay and Shani) If you see us please say hi.

dond
06-15-2012, 06:26 AM
Got my crew ready for the poker run. Now i am working on getting them all matching bathing suits. I cant wait for next weekend.

Nice crew!

RedBud
06-16-2012, 09:31 PM
It's just too bad the WP patrol this event like they do. I'm ALL far a safe run, but having them sitting at every turn in the lake if fuvking retarded.

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06-16-2012, 10:39 PM
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Wild
06-16-2012, 10:59 PM
It's just too bad the WP patrol this event like they do. I'm ALL far a safe run, but having them sitting at every turn in the lake if fuvking retarded.

I think as the years go by they will get less and less, they had to make a statement last year based on the few YouTube vid that were release from a few boats from the previous year :) see ya all next weekend , be safe have fun

Mark 292
06-17-2012, 07:52 PM
Is this all correct for the times for the run ??
http://midwestboatparty.com/pokerrun/schedule.htm

Go_Jim
06-17-2012, 09:39 PM
I'm not participating in the poker run, but if it's permissible, I'd like to bring my video equipment out to Camden on the Lake and other locations to film the boats in the event. The edited video would most definitely not be offered for sale. At most, it would be posted on the Internet for free viewing. I don't know if the organizers have already made arrangements or granted exclusive rights to others to record the event, and I certainly don't want to step on anyone's toes.

Is there any restriction against me doing this?

speedfreek1
06-17-2012, 09:59 PM
I'm not participating in the poker run, but if it's permissible, I'd like to bring my video equipment out to Camden on the Lake and other locations to film the boats in the event. The edited video would most definitely not be offered for sale. At most, it would be posted on the Internet for free viewing. I don't know if the organizers have already made arrangements or granted exclusive rights to others to record the event, and I certainly don't want to step on anyone's toes.

Is there any restriction against me doing this?

That would be cool, please post a link when finished..

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eddie
06-17-2012, 10:02 PM
I'm not participating in the poker run, but if it's permissible, I'd like to bring my video equipment out to Camden on the Lake and other locations to film the boats in the event. The edited video would most definitely not be offered for sale. At most, it would be posted on the Internet for free viewing. I don't know if the organizers have already made arrangements or granted exclusive rights to others to record the event, and I certainly don't want to step on anyone's toes.

Is there any restriction against me doing this?

I've seen your videos and they are nicely done. We don't have a problem with you doing your own video and would love the raw footage to maybe use in our DVD if you don't mind.

Nikon_gal
06-18-2012, 11:49 AM
Hi all!

Just a simple note to please make sure you put the sticker on your boat in a place where we can see them from the helicopters. You may think we can see them but from up there they are not the easiest to pick up. Also please try to stay within some sort of group while we are above you as if you split off and are by yourself we may not see you. We try very hard to photograph all of you and we haven't been successful in getting everyone to date. It sure would be nice if we could get every boat this year.

Looks like we will have bright sunny skies this year so hopefully we'll get some really good shots of all of you. We try to get full boat shots and then try and get some cockpit shots so you can see who all is riding with you.

I'll be at the Lake the entire weekend this year so look forward to seeing some old friends and sharing a few cold ones.

glenn

BgBoost1
06-19-2012, 11:56 AM
I just lost my ride for the poker run as the boat I was going to be on is not running in time for the Run. :(

Does anyone have any space open on their boat for someone who is a really nice, a good person, can help with the bumpers and lines and has a few hundred dollars for gas? [smilie=trink39]

SportCat
06-19-2012, 01:15 PM
Call me. I can take an extra. 816-813-8747.

bgard510
06-19-2012, 03:33 PM
I need a ride also as i have been unable to fill my boat up with passengers since it is on a Friday and would prefer to be a passenger anyway. I have gas money also! PM me if you have a seat open.:mrgreen:

Jay Bird
06-19-2012, 10:35 PM
Buy my Poker Run spot for $175

Well turns out my wife has a big meeting that has now been scheduled for Friday and we will not be able to make the poker run.

If anyone would like a discounted entry for the poker run please contact me.

eddie
06-20-2012, 08:08 AM
Jeff and I were working on staging the boats for the run last night, we have over 80 boats signed up already and 300 people. That's 20 more boats and 100 people ahead of where we have ever been at this time!

My advices to people that are looking for rides? Come to the party on Thursday night if you can, meet some new people and see who has a seat open. Drivers, if you have an extra seat and don't mind taking someone let me know ASAP. Passengers if you’re looking for a ride show up hang out and let's see if we can get some rides figured out. I got several PM's and text looking for rides, let's make it happen. This point forward come to the meet and greets, if possible, and get to know more members. Many are would welcome some help on the boat, it's just nice to meet someone before you take them on a poker run.

My sister asked me how to get invited to go out boating a few years ago, I gave her four simple things she could do. 1) Show up on time, 2) bring your own food and drink (ask owner what they allow), 3) offer gas money (not all owns will take it, but it's nice to offer) and 4) help clean the boat when your done. Very good chance you will get invited back. She ended up loving boating so much she bought her own boat this year!

dond
06-20-2012, 08:20 AM
I was having some conflicts putting a crew together so I only have two of us signed up, but now it looks like I'll have 10 in my boat. Supporting our troops!

Top Shelf
06-20-2012, 09:51 AM
Another thing to consider too, lots of boat owners prefer NOT to have glass bottles of any kind in the boat & don't step directly on seats or the sunpad if avoidable. Ask if you must, or sit a towel down before stepping. Another common courtesy: No shoes or flippy floppys on while in the boat. Enjoy the run. [smilie=042.gif]

SportCat
06-20-2012, 01:43 PM
All I can think about is this poker run. I'm ready for the water today. I might still have a spot or two open if someone needs a ride. I will know for sure Thursday night.

SummerObsession
06-20-2012, 02:05 PM
Eddie you haven't seen my registration yet but it will be on the way within the hour! We will likely have a seat or two open.

Warner83
06-20-2012, 02:23 PM
Haven't registered yet... Wife and I sitting on dock now, couple that was coming down had to bail.. Family issue, wife and I will run my pops 33, unless we can get those two seats summerobsession? Haha.. Gonna run down to shortys for a couple.. Amazing down here right now!!

CaughtREDhanded
06-20-2012, 02:41 PM
There's gonna be fist fights for those two seats in that skater. LOL

BgBoost1
06-20-2012, 02:42 PM
There's gonna be fist fights for those two seats in that skater. LOL

Highest Bidder?

Warner83
06-20-2012, 02:57 PM
All kindling aside.. they gotta go to a couple of America's troops!! [smilie=trink39]

bgard510
06-20-2012, 03:18 PM
I will be there tomorrow helping Eddie with registration. I will be wearing the I need a ride shirt in case someone finds an open seat. Just kidding on the shirt!!!

eddie
06-20-2012, 07:20 PM
Eddie you haven't seen my registration yet but it will be on the way within the hour! We will likely have a seat or two open.

I got it now!!! It's shaping up to be our best event to date!!

All the people that said they could help we are unloading tomorrow at 3:00 pm at H Toad and can use help setting up. Thank you all!!!!

donzi 18
06-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Will be leaving KC tomorrow afternoon and arriving the Toad around 5 with the lil D in tow, weather looks great and looking forward to a great time.

Steve

Wasted Income
06-21-2012, 06:40 AM
Leaving Peoria a little after 2. REALLY going to try to catch the tail end of the party at H Toads tonight...so...pumped...can't....concentrate....at ...work....

Dr. Jeff
06-21-2012, 11:52 PM
109 boat registered. Weather looks perfect. Should be another great run!!

eddie
06-22-2012, 04:51 AM
109 boat registered. Weather looks perfect. Should be another great run!!

Time to clean my boat!!!!

The girls last night105267

eddie
06-23-2012, 06:15 AM
The results? Cliff notes version: A safe run all our runners back on the docks at Dog Days!

$15,000 to Operation Home Front, $5,000 to Global Orphane Project, Angel won (baywatch's wife) won $2,500 for first place and donated it ALL back, Blane won second place at $1,000 and donated $300 back. You guys, our help and sponsors ROCK! Tentative date for 2013? June 21 can't wait.

mrquad1
06-23-2012, 07:53 AM
great work and thanks for all the hard work [smilie=appl] hope that all the troops had a great time![smilie=trink39]

eddie
06-23-2012, 08:09 AM
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eddie
06-23-2012, 08:10 AM
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On the docks

eddie
06-23-2012, 08:12 AM
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More

eddie
06-23-2012, 08:13 AM
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What a day

eddie
06-23-2012, 08:14 AM
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Dog days

eddie
06-23-2012, 08:16 AM
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Hammer Down's wet!!


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eddie
06-23-2012, 09:29 AM
29 military members went for rides on boat!!!! Thanks to all our drivers that made that happen!105377

One of our card crews, thank you guys!!!!

eddie
06-23-2012, 03:05 PM
Pool party in progress 105389105390

mrquad1
06-24-2012, 09:44 AM
would like to say thanks to all of those who make this happen![smilie=appl] had a great time and look forward to the next run[smilie=trink39]

Reggie
06-24-2012, 12:38 PM
would like to say thanks to all of those who make this happen![smilie=appl] had a great time and look forward to the next run[smilie=trink39]

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Had a wonderful time, great people, great members, great event, great cause.
H. Toads you out did yourselves this year the food was fabulous, and the service outstanding, as was Dog Days.
Kudos to all involved :cool:

Wasted Income
06-24-2012, 04:19 PM
Myself and my entire crew had a blast!!! Was our first time at the Support Our Troops Poker Run, but certainly won't be the last. It's awesome that we were able to make that much money for a couple of good causes, and I saw troops with smiles on there faces everywhere I looked all day.

We also had a riot at the after party at Dog Days. [smilie=trink39] Can't wait to do it again!

bdubs
06-24-2012, 06:10 PM
Just got home to Washington IL. Had a trailer tire blow out on the way home, but the floor jack I had made it a quick and easy to change.

We had a great time. Thanks for all the hard work everyone put into this event.

jgarrison
06-24-2012, 07:57 PM
Our crew had a blast. It was our first year and can't wait to do it again.

CaptainLoto
06-24-2012, 09:58 PM
First time in the poker run as a captain. A great day for the crew and I. Eddie and Jeff...great job!

eddie
06-27-2012, 11:54 AM
More picture:

http://lakeexpo.com/lake_events/collection_bbdaa54a-bfd1-11e1-932a-0019bb2963f4.html

k-dog
06-28-2012, 03:12 PM
We had a great time. Thanks again Ed Ted and Lil K for hauling us all over the lake and getting us home safe. See ya soon! [smilie=trink39]

Dr. Jeff
06-28-2012, 04:46 PM
Huge thanks to Don D who along with his crew split the third place winnings. They just sent a donation check in for $250!!!!
The second place (I apologize that I don't remember who won) donated $300
And Angel (Baywatch's wife) donated back the entire $2500 first place prize.

Thanks to all of you!!!!!!!!!

Warner83
11-22-2012, 07:05 PM
Found a few pics.. Happy t day

Warner83
11-22-2012, 07:12 PM
Didn't show up quite right.. Try again.. Ha