MBI Poker Kayak Day is the first event for Island Green Week. The idea for Poker Kayak on Middle Bass came when Lisa Brohl and Tina Larson heard about Kelley’s
MBI Poker Kayak Day is the first event for Island Green Week. The idea for Poker Kayak on Middle Bass came when Lisa Brohl and Tina Larson heard about Kelley’s “Poker Kayak Day” three and a half years ago at the MBI Fall Bird Banding. It sounded like a lot of fun and something different they could bring to Middle Bass.
Since they were at the MBI East Point Preserve when they heard about it, naturally, the conversation fell to keeping the event simple and to donating any proceeds toward signage there. The following August was the first MBI poker Kayak event.
It’s wonderful how the community pulls together for such a worthy cause: Julene Market of Miller Boat Line donated the 1st prize of round-trip tickets for two adults plus a vehicle! Joe Hart and Eddie Sheller of the MBI General Store donated the 2nd prize of a General Store gift certificate. 3rd prize was a package of steaks from Costco. The MBI State Park allowed us to use both their West and East beaches as stops + they installed a little grill for us to use for the hot dogs AND they donated water-tight floating keychains for our goody bags. Assorted MBI volunteers ‘man’ the stops to pass out treats & poker cards.
The prizes continue to be supported as they were the first year, and this year we’re looking at more signage for the preserves, however, a wish list is added to the registration with some dollar amounts for items in case any registrant is feeling particularly generous and would like to support any of those items whole or in part.
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Middle Bass Island State Park Campground