Monday, April 11, 2016

1st Annual Poker Paddle – Hosted by Sioux Empire Paddlers

Who wants to have some fun this summer? Sioux Empire Paddlers supporters of Sioux Falls Whitewater Park (formerly Sioux Falls Whitewater Park) is hosting a great event for paddlers and their families. We hope this is an annual event to help raise funds for our Kayaking for Kids and our Kayaking for Teens Program.

1st Annual Sioux Empire Paddlers Poker Paddle Rules:

1.       June 11, 2016

2.       Event will start at Holly Blvd Canoe/Kayak launch on the Big Sioux River (north of Big Sioux Recreation Area State Park – No park sticker needed).

3.       Registration, shuttling, signing of the waivers and picking up your first card will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (participants under 18 will need a parent/guardian signature and be accompanied by an adult at all times).

4.       NOTICE: Every participant must sign a waiver in order to participate in event.

5.       All paddlers must wear a life jacket at all times on the water.

6.       Participants must supply their own watercraft.

7.       Participants may use kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards

8.       Paddlers will get in the water at 1:00 pm to start the poker paddle.

9.       Each paddler will start with one card at the beginning. From there you will pick up 3 other cards at random checkpoints along the Big Sioux River, and at the end you will receive your last card. The night before we will randomly draw two cards as the winning cards. We will open the envelope at the end (Grandview Kayak Launch) to announce the two winning cards. The two people with those cards in hand will be announced winners and can accept their grand prize for winning our 1st annual poker paddle.

10.   Event will end at Grandview Canoe/Kayak Launch (272nd street – 140th Street Northeast of Lake Alvin).

11.   Event should take about 3-4 hours.

12.   We will also draw random participant’s names for our prizes we have accumulated from local business. Prizes will be listed randomly on our Facebook Event Page.

13.   Cost is $25.00 for nonmembers and $15.00 for members of Sioux Empire Paddlers (Formerly known as Sioux Falls Whitewater Park).

14.   RAIN OUT DATE: June 18, 2016

15.   HAVE FUN
This will be a fun family event to try something new on the river, meet new people, and just enjoy the outdoors.

Please bring plenty of water to stay hydrated and snacks if you have young ones along.

Click option below to sign up for the paddle.

1st Annual Poker Paddle
 Or sign up on our website:
Poker Paddle

Want to become a member? You can visit our website to become a member - Memberships

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