Norfork Boat Poker Run Sees Event Growth

thumb_c66ba5398f8e65fPeople from across the Mid South came together Saturday, July 26th on Lake Norfork to participate in the 2nd Annual Lake Norfork Boat Poker Run. The lake saw over 30 boats and 100 participants come out to play a simple hand of seven card draw. Winners were chosen based on traditional poker hand rankings.

Pre-registered participants started from any of the 8 participating Marinas and boat docks. They had 5 hours to visit the seven “Ports of Call” and draw their playing cards. Jordan Marina hosted day of registration as well as the wrap up with the Natural State Band playing for participants and Integrity First Bank supplying burgers and hot dogs. Winners were announced based on highest hand.

“Ports of Call”

Handcove Resort

Quarry Marina

Buzzard Roost Marina

Tracy Ferry Marina

Panther Bay Marina

Cranfield Marina

101 Boat Dock

The event raised over $2500 to go towards the fundraising efforts of the local Relay For Life of Baxter County to benefit the American Cancer Society and their efforts in the fight against cancer. You can join the fight by signing up online at

For more information about this year’s event go to

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


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