By Beth David, Editor
Angry Seas greeted the boaters in the fifth annual Nopper Marine Poker Run on Saturday, 9/8, but that did not deter 24 boats from participating. The boats met at West Island Marina in the morning, then made five stops in Buzzards Bay starting at noon.
At each stop, the boats picked up a playing card and the hands were compared to pick the winner. Boaters said the seas were as high as eight feet between stops.
First prize went to Heatwave, from Quincy, and they donated the $1,000 back to the cause.
Best Looking boat was Wilder, and Best Looking Crew were Jake and Kendra Galary.
Proceeds benefit Better Community Living’s Children’s Program.
After all the cards were counted, the whole gang gathered in the tent at Off The Hook for raffles, and music by Jimmy James & Nate Pires.
Organizer Heidi Pereira said they raised $13,500 (before expenses) this year. It was down $1500 from last year, but is even more impressive considering that last year there were 34 boats, and this year there were 24. The weather was the reason for fewer boats, said Ms. Pereira, but people made up for it with their generosity in other areas.
“It was a lot of fun,” said Ms. Pereira. “I want to thank everyone for coming out to this good event. All the volunteers, all the people who donated raffle items, words arev not enough to thank them.”
Contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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