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Ahoy, Mates! Pirates of Lanier Sail into Sunset Cove TONIGHT!

Pirates of Lanier is a weekend of EPIC proportions, and it all begins TONIGHT!

Lanier Partners of North Georgia is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual “Pirates of Lanier Boat Poker Run” on Lake Lanier in support of the children.

This years event will be a great opportunity to help the children that are in need in our area, meet new friends, bond with your old ones and check out some of the greatest “hot rod” boats in the country. They will be giving wonderful Trophies to the Pirate crews, Pirate decorated boats as well as the most Patriotic decorated boat.

They have many new sponsors who are helping out this year as well making this one of the greatest events on Lake Lanier. They want everyone to know this is NOT a race or timed event – it is all about fun, laughter, wonderful pirate costumes, giving to the kids, and a relaxing time for you, your family and crew.

This years event will kick off with a “meet and greet” on Thursday night July 19, 2012 at Gianni’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. On Friday July 20, 2012 everyone is invited to join in a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” raft up lunch and “stereo competition” hosted by Normans Landing in Cumming. This will give out of town visitors a chance to cruise around and enjoy the lake as well. All will meet up at the Dam at 11:00 AM and cruise over to the Raft Up location and enjoy the great lunch and fun until about 3:00 PM and everyone can prepare for the Captains meeting.

On Friday evening July 20, 2012 Holiday Marina will host the Captains Party where the entrants can pick up their first card and partake in the wonderful entertainment and food that will be provided. The event will start at 5:00 PM and will close at 10:00 PM. At this meeting you will need to sign an event waiver, pick up your numbered entry card(s), your checkpoint route instructions, score sheet, food tickets, your free event shirt and draw the first card for your poker hand. The “Miss Castaways Swimsuit Pageant” will be presented, a great silent auction and an opportunity to let you “rub shoulders” with our exciting sponsors and view their displays. On Saturday July 21, 2012 starting at 9:00 AM, each boat will leave from their home port and follow the routes to gather their playing cards.  For those boat captains who want a longer run, Windship will lead off from Buford Dam at 11:00 AM to the Northernmost card stop. The final activity will be a “Winners Party” to be held at “Lake Lanier Islands Resort Sunset Cove and Beach Club” renamed “Pirates Cove” for the day and join in the food, fun, excitement and festivities as only “Pirates” can create. Wonderful trophies will be given out for the “Most Patriotic Boat”, “Best decorated Boat”, “Best Dressed Crew”, “Worst Dressed Crew”, “Best Dressed Buccaneer”, ”Best Dressed Wench” and “Best Dressed Wee Pirate” as well as the CASH prizes for the Poker Hand winners. Great music will fill the air setting a true beach atmosphere supplied by Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project (of Collective Soul fame) along with a fantastic fireworks and awesome first time ever on Lake Lanier, LASER light show.

To enter the event just visit www.lanierpartners.org.

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