Time: September 8, 2018 from 10:30am to 4pm
Location: Lake Quaboag (North Pond) boat ramp
Street: Shore Road
Website or Map: http://www.qqla.org/
Event Type: lakes, paddle, poker
Organized By: Quaboag Quacumquasit Lake Association
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2018
The Quaboag Quacumquasit Lake Association (QQLA) will hold its fifth annual Paddle Poker Run on Saturday, September 8, with registration starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Quaboag (North Pond) boat ramp.
The family event starts at noon and proceeds approximately 4 miles into Lake Quacumquasit (South Pond) and back. Paddlers will pick up one playing card at each of 5 locations around both lakes and return to the boat ramp with a five-card poker hand. The top hand will win the grand prize of $250. Prizes will also be awarded for the second and third best hands, and the worst hand.
Participants may compete in kayaks, canoes, row boats or on paddle boards. The competition begins at noon and ends at 4:00 p.m. at the Quaboag boat ramp. The entrance fee is $20 per boat. Proceeds from this fund raiser will be used to treat invasive weeds in the two lakes and to help provide facilities at both boat landings. QQLA President Doug Vizard invites everyone to “come explore and enjoy two of Massachusetts’s most beautiful lakes.”
QQLA is a volunteer, non-profit organization of nearly 200 member families dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality of our two lakes and the surrounding watershed through the promotion of responsible, effective environmental policies. Lake Quaboag and Lake Quacumquasit, better known as North and South Ponds, are located in Brookfield, East Brookfield and Sturbridge, Massachusetts.