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    Just checking in to see if any of you iboats.com surfers are going to the upcoming Lanier Harbor Marina 10th Anniversary Poker Run on Lake Lanier Islands?Here's the latest!!ContactMichelle May – SchmidtTel/Fax 954-796-9226Email OverTheEdgeMktg@aol.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWorlds’ Largest Poker Run Revs Up for 10th AnniversaryPokerRun.com’s Lanier Harbor Marina to Award $10,000 Cash Over $350,000 in Prize Opportunities at August EventLake Lanier Islands, GA - - Plans are underway for the biggest party yet as Lanier Harbor Marina celebrates its 10th Anniversary of the Worlds’ largest Poker Run. The event, slated for August 8th & 9th, 2003, will award a $10,000 Cash Prize to the best Poker Hand, and that will not be the only winner of the day. In fact, every boat that starts the event, to benefit the Forsyth County Child Advocacy Center and the North Alabama and Georgia Make-A-Wish® Foundation, will get a chance to win a Yamaha Wave Runner courtesy of Park Marine. There will also be first, second and third place trophies for Go Fast Boat, Pontoon and Cruiser categories, with a Grand Prize Formula FasTech powerboat for a winning five of a kind poker hand. "This event is not about speed, it’s about pure boating fun and it’s for the kids," said Barkley Geib, organizer for the Poker Run and owner of Lanier Harbor Marina. Last year the event awarded over $20,000.00 to the charities alone, and continues this year as an American Poker Runs Association event as well as a stop on the 2003 Child SMILE America Tour. Geib says this years Poker Run will also feature a Las Vegas Style Casino Gaming Night that includes even more prizes than ever. In fact, the opportunity exists to win a 2004 GMC Yukon XL valued at $50,000 and a 2004 Pontiac Gran Prix valued at $30,000, all courtesy of John Bailey Buick GMC. "The actual gaming is done with play money which is traded in for raffle tickets. At the Friday Night Casino Party, we will pull a raffle ticket at 8:00pm and that winner will get a chance to pick from our "Ace in the Hole" game. If they pick the bag with a black Ace of Spades, they win the GMC Yukon XL. If they don’t pull the winning card, then another raffle ticket winner will be drawn at 9:00pm for their chance to win. If no winning card is pulled, one final entrant will be picked at 10:00pm." At 10:00pm, another contest will be played, this time for a chance to win the 2004 Pontiac Gran Prix. The game, Seven-Card-Stud, operates just like the Price Is Right on television. One raffle ticket will be drawn, and that winner will get the chance to compete for the car. First, they are handed Seven Cards or basically, seven chances to guess the correct price, shown by five digits in order. For example, the vehicle price is $50,762. with the first digit being 5. If the contestant guesses the number 3, they would be off by two digits and would turn in two cards. Geib says that the Seven-Card-Stud game continues down the line until the 5th or last digit. If after guessing that, the contestant has at least one card left, they win the car. "Imagine coming by boat and leaving by car. It’s totally mind blowing and we haven’t even hit the water yet," Geib laughed. As for the actual Poker Run itself, 200 boats will travel Lake Lanier to pick up their clues and cards, in anticipation of coming in with the best Poker Hand, and in hopes of winning that $10,000.00 first place prize. At the Awards Banquet that night, a randomly drawn hand will also be revealed and if anyone's hand from the day matches that hand exactly, they will win $25,000.00 Cash, courtesy of John Bailey Buick GMC. "Actually, everyone who enters is a winner because it’s for the kids of our charities. The entry fee of $150.00 includes two tickets to the Casino Night, the Poker Run itself and two tickets to the Awards Banquet. The Captain of each boat gets a goody bag full of gifts from our sponsors and at the end of it all we give $10,000.00 to each charity. Now that’s a really great ending to a great event." The Lanier Harbor Marina Poker Run is presented by Mercury Marine, Formula Powerboats, Tal Marine, Park Marine and Yamaha Watercraft, John Bailey Buick GMC, and Billy Howell Ford. Associate Sponsors include Black Thunder Powerboats, Colony Park Financial Services LLC, Total Sports Marketing, Land & Sea, A-Maysing Services, Air Cam Photography, S & S Ace Hardware, American Van Rental, Boat U.S., Coca Cola, Python Boats, Anne Brodie Hill/Frames You-Nique, Lowrance Electronics, Atlantic Mapping, Prop Pak, AAA Trophy and Marine Securities' Sternlock Product Line. Media Coverage is provided by Poker Runs America Magazine, Lakeside Publishing and the Lakeside News, the Offshore Racing Review, Family & Performance Boating Magazine, and Oldies Lake 102. For all information on the Lanier Harbor Marina Poker Run 2003, including entry online visit www.PokerRun.com or call 770-945-2884.# # #The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Lanier Harbor Marina Poker Run & Boat ShowThursday, August 7th thru Saturday, August 9th, 2003SCHEDULE OF EVENTSBOAT SHOW & VENDOR BOOTH DISPLAYS Friday, August 8th, 2003 Lanier Harbor MarinaFriday, August 8th, 2003 Emerald Point ResortSaturday, August 9th, 2003 Emerald Point Amphitheater Thurs., August 7th, 2003 9:00am - 8:00pm - Boat Show Set Up Lanier Harbor Marina3:00pm - 8:00pm - Entrant Registration Open Lanier Harbor Marina Attendance - Approx. 250 Friday, August 8th, 2003 Entrant Registration Open12:00pm - 5:00pm Lanier Harbor Marina Attendance - Approx. 250JOKERS WILD PARTY 12:00 Noon - 4:00pm Lanier Harbor Marina Meet our Local Offshore Racing Champions at the Lanier Harbor Marina. See Offshore Racing Powerboats on Display. Broadcast Live on Oldies Lake 102.3 F.M. Attendance - Approx. 500SEA QUEST KIDS (NEW!!)12:00 Noon - 6:00pm Lanier Harbor Marina Join in the fun as the kids from the Forsyth County Child Advocacy Center build their very own boats, courtesy of the Advance America Foundation’s Sea Quest Kids Program!!CHILD SMILE AMERICA TOUR RIDES 4:00pm - 5:00pm Lanier Harbor MarinaMeet Andrew Moon of the "Screaming Eagle/Poker Run.com" Offshore Powerboat Race & Poker Run Team as he and fellow Racers provide Powerboat Rides to the Children of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of North Alabama and Georgia. CASINO NIGHT 8:00pm - 11:00PM Emerald Point Resort Las Vegas Style gaming to benefit Children’s Charities including the Forsyth County Child Advocacy Center and the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of North Alabama and Georgia. Participants win raffle tickets towards prizes, and game participation including the opportunities to win a 2004 GMC Yukon XL valued at $50,000 and a 2004 Pontiac Gran Prix valued at $30,000, all courtesy of John Bailey Buick GMC.Boat Show & Vendor Booth Display at Entrance Area and Within BallroomOpen to the General Public $25 per person includes appetizer buffet, cash bar Attendance - Approx. 1000 Saturday, August 9th, 2003 POKER RUN 9:00am SHARP Lanier Harbor MarinaEntry of $150.00 for the boat includes souvenir gift bag, two T-shirts, and two tickets to the Friday Night Casino Night and Saturday Evening Awards Banquet. Registrations accepted on-line at www.pokerrun.com. Attendance - 1,500.+AWARDS CEREMONY 6:00pm SHARP Emerald Point AmphitheaterFeaturing Buffet Style Dinner, Entertainment, Cash Bar, Announcement of Prize Winners including $10,000 Cash Best Poker Hand. A Yamaha Wave Runner, courtesy of Park Marine, will be awarded to a winning boat entrant pulled that evening, and $25,000.00 cash prize will be awarded to a "mystery hand" if the cards are played right, courtesy of John Bailey Buick GMC.Boat Show & Vendor Booth Display at Entrance. Open to the Public $25pp. Attendance - Approx. 1,000+ENTRY INFORMATIONENTRY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 200 BOATS ONLY $150.00 PER BOAT/TICKETS FOR 2 PEOPLEApplications are available On-line via www.pokerrun.comAdditional Tickets are available for Boat Team Participants including Souvenir Bags, Casino Night & Awards Dinner TicketsT 770o945o2884 F 770o945o0052 website www.PokerRun.com DIRECTIONS Lanier Harbor Marina 2066 PINE TREE DRIVE, BUFORD, GA 30518 TEL 770-945-2884From Atlanta, take I-85 North to I-985 North to Lake Lanier. Exit 4 off I-985, head West to Peachtree Industrial BoulevardTurn RIGHT (North), Turn LEFT at the first stop light. Little Mill Road Dead Ends at Buford Dam Road, Go LEFTPine Tree Drive is 1/4 mile down on RIGHT, Go RIGHT to End.HOST HOTEL Emerald Point Resort Lake Lanier Islands For Special Event Weekend Room Rates Call 1.800.768.LAKE or visit www.lakelanierislands.comEVENT PRODUCERBarkley GeibLanier Harbor MarinaTel 770-945-2884MEDIA DIRECTORMichelle May-SchmidtTel/Fax 954.796.9226 email OverTheEdgeMktg@aol.comHOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!