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Paddling Fundraiser Raising Money For Yorktown's Support Connection

The Hudson River Watertrail Association is holding a 9-mile Poker Paddle Aug. 8.
The Hudson River Watertrail Association is holding a 9-mile Poker Paddle Aug. 8. Photo Credit: http://hrwa.org/events/paddle-for-the-cure/

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Hudson River Watertrail Association is holding a 9-mile Poker Paddle Saturday, Aug. 8 beginning at 11 a.m. to raise funds for Support Connection of Yorktown.

The route begins in Long Dock in Beacon, and will go past historic Bannerman Castle to Dockside Park in Cold Spring for the post-paddle party.

Participants will pick up playing cards from volunteers at designated points along the way, hoping to produce the best poker hand and win a prize. After the paddle, celebrate a fun and rewarding day on the water at the annual post-paddle picnic lunch with beer, wine and a raffle for prizes.

The entry fee is $65 and includes an event t-shirt, ACA insurance for the event, train shuttle ticket, picnic lunch, a raffle ticket and event giveaways. A guaranteed minimum donation of $30 per entry and all raffle proceeds go to Support Connection. Bring your own craft, or the Hudson River Watertrail Association can assist participants with arrangements to rent a boat from Hudson River Expeditions.

Kayaks, canoes, SUPs, rowboats, beginners, seasoned boaters and teams of friends and co-workers are encouraged to join the paddle.

Proceeds from the paddle and raffle will benefit the Support Connection of Yorktown, a not-for-profit organization established in 1996 that offers free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer.

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