Wertz & Water Warriors Host the 16th Annual Lake St. Clair Fun Run
- Wednesday June 27, 2012
- Lake St. Clair
The Wertz Warriors and Water Warriors, statewide civic partners of Special Olympics Michigan, are preparing to host their annual poker run on Lake St. Clair on June 27. The Lake St. Clair Fun Run is held every year on the last Wednesday of June. People from all over the state and some from out of state, come together and bring their boats out to raise money for Special Olympics Michigan athletes.
Check-In at 8:30 a.m. at MacRay Harbor Restaurant 30675 N. River Rd. Harrison Township, MI 48045
Tickets are $100 per person and include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every participant travels by boat and stops at five locations where they receive a playing card as part of their poker hand. At the fifth location the first, second and third best poker hands receive a prize. Most of the boats in the poker run are performance boats. All of the boats racing around for their chance at the best poker hand becomes an amazing show for onlookers.
The event has approximately 50 boats and 200 participants, raising an average of $10-$15,000 each year. Over the past 16 years the event has raised more than $166,000. Money raised by the Wertz Warriors funds the Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games, where they are also the presenting sponsor. The Water Warriors are the Presenting Sponsor for the State Poly Hockey Tournament.
To be a member of either organization, each member must contribute a certain amount of donations each year. Ann & Dennis Plegue, Water Warriors, and her brother Wayne Schaldenbrand, Wertz Warrior, host this event as their contribution.
There are still openings available to participate in the 16th Annual Lake St. Clair Fun Run. If interested contact Ann Plegue at (586) 725-5518.
Mac & Ray's
Algonac Harbor Club
Mac & Ray's
Tickets purchased in advanced guarantees entry. There is an additional charge for tickets purchased at the door. There is a four person minimum per boat with a 24' minimum boat size.
- (586) 725-5518