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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia invites you to participate in their
2nd Annual BIG Little Poker Run!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH | 11:00AM - 8:00PM


100% of ALL proceeds directly support BBBSCVA’s mentoring programs and the children and families that we service throughout Central Virginia.

Early Bird Special: 
May 1 - July 6 ($25 savings per person)
$100 per Captain/1st Mate  - minimum $200 per Boat 
$50 Additional Player

July 7 - August 24: 
$125 per Captain/1st Mate - minimum $250 per Boat
$75 Additional Player

For more information please contact

Karen “Kiki” Metz
Event Chair

Dawn Blankinship
Events Coordinator

Three Ways to Register:

1) ONLINE | Register below and print receipt. Present your receipt at registration between 10:00 am and 10:45 am to receive your player packet. Players Packets will be available for pickup at the Check In table and includes: meal, drink, raffle tickets, a list of designated “CARD STOPS”, map, and rules & regulations. The deadline for ONLINE registrations is Thursday, August 22nd! All other players can be registered on day of the event

2) BY PHONE | Call (434) 528-0400 and ask to speak with Dawn Blankinship or Ash Gorman. ALL registration packets MUST be picked up the Day of the Event. Players who have NOT “checked in” at the designated location WILL NOT be allowed to play and compete for Poker Prizes.

3) DAY OF | Registration begins at 10:00 am until 10:45 am at Mango’s Bar & Grill. There is a Mandatory meeting for all Boat Captains/PLAYERS 10:45 am – 10:55 am. ALL BOATS leave dock promptly at 11:00am. 


Registration Begins -10:00 am - Mango’s Bar
Captain’s Meeting (Mandatory) - 10:45 am
Race -11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Awards - 5:30 pm
Dinner - 6:00 pm
Band - 7:30 pm

Start, Finish, Awards Ceremony, Buffet, Live Music & Raffle drawings will be held at Mango’s.

One (1) boat/captain Entry Includes:

Minimum 2 players - Captain 7 1st Mate

Admission for (1) one player
• One (5 card) poker hand per person
• Receive BBBSCVA Player’s Gift Bag & Promotional giveaways
• Eligible for “winning hand” Prizes – per person
• Enjoy dinner & live music - per person
• 2 free drink tickets - per person
• 2 free raffle tickets - per person
• 1 free t-shirt - per person

Additional Player(s)/Rider(s) Entry Includes:

Additional PLAYERS that have NOT registered on a “BOAT” as a Captain or 1st Mate may ride on a registered Captain’s boat but MUST PAY the designated PLAYERS FEE to draw cards for a poker hand and be eligible for prizes.

One (5 cards) Poker Hand - per person
• Receive BBBSCVA Player’s Gift Bag & Promotional giveaways
• Eligible for “winning hand” Prizes – per person
• Enjoy dinner & live music - per person
• 1 Free Drink - per person
• 1 Free Raffle Ticket - per person
• 1 Free t-shirt - per person

Event logistics

REMEMBER: This is not a race and is meant for ALL of our participants to enjoy a LEISURE day of boating fun with family, friends and co-workers on the Lake.

Please DO NOT allow your boat(s) to exceed suggested speed limits on the water. Winners are determined by their best Poker Hand… NOT the order in which they finish! ALL Water Crafts WELCOME!

There will be an informational meeting for ALL Boat Entries (Captain & 1st Mate) at 10:45 am and will last no more than 10 minutes. All OTHER PLAYERS should be checked-in and on their designated boat by 11:00am.

The Race will begin promptly at 11:00am and all boats will proceed to the designated “Card Stops” (in no particular order) which are located on the maps provided in your registration packets. EACH PLAYER may DRAW a card from one of the designated “Card Stops”. Boats can race from 11:00am ‘til 5:00pm. ALL participants MUST turn in their best 5 card poker hand by 5:00pm. Any cards obtained or purchased illegally, without the consent of the Big Little Poker Run Committee, will NOT be eligible for a PRIZE. Only those cards that have been appropriately marked at each station will be allowed to compete for Top Prizes! Any Boats and/or participants handing in their card after 5:00pm will NOT be included either.


(must present meal ticket)

• Fried Chicken
• Grilled Chicken Kabobs
• Mac & Cheese
• French Fries
• Salad with Dressing
• Grilled Vegetables
• Assorted Desserts


(must present beverage ticket (s)

• Beer, Wine, Soft drinks and/or bottled water
• Beverage tickets included in each participating player’s packet
• All other beverages can be purchased at player/non-player’s expense