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Old 04-13-2004, 11:22 AM
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A Little Trivia

Q) What is the Largest City in the United States in terms of Square Miles?

A) Jacksonville, Florida

Q) What is the fastest growing Poker Run in the Southeast?

A) Jacksonville Firefighters Charity Poker Run

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Guys, It’s that time of the year again!

Bill Pyburn and the crew have been working hard to bring you the 3rd annual

“Jacksonville Firefighters Charity Poker Run”.

http://www.jffpr.com/

The first year was “GREAT”, the second year was “AWESOME”, and the third year is guaranteed to be even better.

First Year Attendance = 65 Boats
Second Year Attendance = 115 Boats
Third Year Estimates = 135 + Boats

Mark these dates on your calendar and get your entry form in and hotel reservations made. You DO NOT want to miss this event. There are already over 40 boats signed up and this event will fill up fast.

Velocity says they will have 30+ boats there this year. Nor-Tech is bringing boats including a Turbine Powered Monster. Fountain had many boats there last year and we had the honor of both Steve Step and Reggie Fountain driving in the event. I know of over 20 boats coming from the Carolina’s.

Boats ranged in size a from 20 Foot Baja Outlaws to 50 Foot Nor-Techs and 46 Foot Skaters last year and they promise a lot more eye candy this year. The nice thing is it does not matter what size boat you bring to have a really good time at this event. The 20 Foot Baja won best hand and 1st place last year!

The dates have changes from September to June at your request for better weather, warmer weather and the kids will be out of school. Bring the whole family!

You can do just the poker run, or you can do as many as three events.

Price is only $300.00 which includes Poker Run and Fun Runs, Free Boat Slip (Limited Enter Fast), Free Shuttle Service from Hotel to Marina, Free Parking for Truck & Trailer with 24 hour security, Your Choice Free DVD or Video of Event, Free Beer & Wings Friday Night, Many Free Gifts for Captain & Crew, Dinner Saturday Night at Banquet With Live Entertainment.


Rooms have been block at the Adam’s Mark Hotel starting at only $79.00 per night.

http://www.jffpr.com/


June 4th to June 6th

Itinerary:

Thursday, June 3rd - Arrival – Dinner at Whiteys Fish Camp in Evening with Live Entertainment

Friday, June 4th – Fun run on ICW from Jacksonville to St. Augustine with lunch at the Conch House Marina Restaurant.

Friday Night – Metro-Park Marina – Beer & Wings!
Jacksonville Landing Water Front later for Entertainment & Check In

Saturday – “THE MAIN EVENT” POKER RUN TIME!!!!!!!!!!
Lunch at the famous “Outback Crab Shack”!
South on the St. Johns River, approximately 160 miles
round trip.

Saturday Night – Dinner and Banquet at the “Adam’s Mark Hotel”
Draw Cards, Win Prizes, Charity Auction

Sunday – Fun Run to “Silver Glen”
A Real Treat and the clearest water you have ever
seen.

Now for the good part! PRIZES

1st Place New Harley Davidson Motorcycle
2nd Place To Be Announced (You Will Not Be Disappointed)
3rd Place To Be Announced (You Will Not Be Disappointed)

A Royal Flush wins you a Brand New Baja 25 Outlaw!

Many other awards to be given out!

This event is a charity run to help the Jacksonville Firefighters raise money for a very worth while charity, The Leukemia / Lymphoma Society.

Come help support a good cause, and have a great time!
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Doc,

We will be there It's my hometown so I had better show up for this run. I'm hoping to participate in all 3 runs. Looking forward to seeing you out on the river.
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Dave,

Yeah, you better show up!

We are going to be there early, making a long boating vacation out of it.

Heading to Lake Hartwell for the Meals On Wheels Run Memorial Weekend, leaving there Tuesday morning and heading straight to Jacksonville. Plan to be in the water Wednesday morning and head to St. Augustine for the night and then back to Jacksonville Thursday for all the fun!

Look forward to see you.

This event keeps getting bigger and better!
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Thanks for the advanced notice, Dock.
I've heard great things about the Jax run. I haven't made it yet, should look into it this year.
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You will see the Adams Mark Hotel in the background over my boat in the above picture.

The "Landing" water front area with bars and resturants is just on the other side of the hotel.

Total distance from the marina to the landing is not more than a mile and a half. Parking is good and they provide a free shuttle.

The launch ramp is just on the other side of the river at Arlington Marina. Good ramps "FREE", and they also have a travel lift available and slips with shore power hook up.

A shot of the "Carolina Girls"!
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Damn Doc are you on the pay roll or what??
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Damn Doc are you on the pay roll or what??
Thanks Mark,

They give me $100.00 for every TIME someone asks that question!

No really, I have made a lot of good friends in Jacksonville. They work VERY hard to put on a great poker run.

It is a very good time, and a great value for the dollar.

Look forward to passing you again this year! LOL
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Thanks for the advanced notice, Dock.
I've heard great things about the Jax run. I haven't made it yet, should look into it this year.
Glad to hear you are considering coming. Let me know if you have any questions. Look forward to having another Baja there this year!

I think we had total around 20 Baja's last year.

And one "Bull Head" in a Donzi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hey Daze, Bring the Outlaw up for the run. The more of us the merrier!
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Thanks Marc and Dave. Believe me, I would love to.
I enjoy Jacksonville every time I go there. It's a great place and the run sounds like a winner.
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