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2nd Annual PWC Aqua Challenge Poker Run 2017
Sat, June 10, 2017, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
2nd Annual PWC Aqua Challenge is a Poker Run taking place at the Cape Coral Yacht Clubon June 10th. This event is hosted by Midwest Food Bank - Florida Division. The PWC Aqua Challenges' focus is to raise awareness of hunger in our communities, raise food donations and funds for our programs. The PWC Aqua Challenge is to, "SEE the problem of hunger and take action", take the PWC Aqua Challenge. This event will take place through the ICW of the Caloosahatchee through the Islands off the coast of Ft Myers Beach, Sanibel and the Southern tip of St. James City as well as Picnic Island and Jasper's Bait Shop.
The PWC Aqua Challenge will consist of three top prizes of first, second, and third best hand in poker. Prizes will be winners choice and this years Aqua Challenge prizes consist of a GoPro Action Camera, Costa Sunglasses and Premium Life Jacket set for 2. Come out June 10th and kick off the summer on the water.
Parking fees for vehicles with trailer will be waived.
Will I have fun?
YES!!, the event will be packed with an intense Poker Run Course and competitive prizes for best hands. Lunch will also be provided by the Boat House Tiki Bar and Grille.
Do I need my own PWC?
Yes. You will need to provide your own PWC. We are working on having some provided. As of now we do not have any committed. Please continue to check in with us.
Do I need a boating license or boating safety certificate to operate a boat or personal watercraft (PWC) in Florida?
Anyone under the age of 22 (21 and under) is required to have a boating safety education ID card along with a photo ID while operating a vessel with 10 horsepower or greater in Florida waters. This includes a personal watercraft (PWC). Persons under age 14 may not operate a PWC unless accompanied with a rider 18 yrs or older with an education ID card. Rider assumes responsibility of ID card, not the PWC Aqua Challenge.
What are my transport/parking options after dropping in PWC at boat launch?
Participants in the PWC Aqua Challenge will be exempt from parking fees. Parking waiver will be issued for one vehicle and trailer per registerant that will need to be placed visibly on windshield. Riders can also opt to ride to event via river. Get their early for parking as this is a public boat ramp and will still be open to the public.
How can I assure this event will be safe?
The Aqua Challenge and Midwest Food Bank have gone to great lenghts to ensure that safety is first by:
- This is not a race
- Lee County Sheriffs Office will be on detail
- Cape Coral Police Department will be on detail
- United States Power Squadron will perform vessel safety checks after event (NOT MANDATORY FOR REGISTRANTS)
- 5 minute delayed group starts to not congest waterways
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Anyone with specific questions, comments or concerns can contact: Midwest Food Bank
Paul Csotty, Director of Community Relations 239.265.4161 or 239.690.1722
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, if for any reason you cannot make the event and want to give your ticket to another rider then the original rider will need to update registration for the new rider by contacting event organizer at the aboved contact info. If for any reason ticket holder does not show up for the event without any prior notice, no refund will be given. We ask that a 48 hr notice be given prior to any refunds.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, by going on-line and updating or calling the contact info listed above.
What happens if I get a ticket at this event?
Because the PWC Aqua Challenge and Midwest Food Bank have gone to great lenghts to ensure safety we will not be held responsible should a participant be issued a ticket. Remember, this is not a race.
Please make sure you are not under the influence if you are driving the vessel. All vessels must be up to Florida Watercraft standards. All Florida Fish & Wildlife rules are up held (rules can be found on the Florida Fish & Wildlife website; It is not the responsibility of Midwest Food Bank or any sponsors to review the rules with riders) Each rider who signs the registration form is acknowledging the terms and conditions. Any rider can be removed from event, venues or areas for any reason at the discretion of the event director.