Poker Paddle


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Stand up paddle, kayak, or canoe for a cause!

A fundraiser and paddle-party for all skill levels, this is a family-friendly atmosphere at the lake. Paddle to card stations around the lake, then take your 5-card hand to win prizes back at the beach!

There is also a Silent Auction back on the beach.

Is it a race?

Kind of; get to the stations first and get your pick of cards!

 

How will I know where the stations are?

Each station will have a 24" yellow, pyramid-shaped buoy floating nearby. A map will be provided for you to identify your best route (up to you to plot your course), and a "dealer" will be present to help you get your cards.

 

How can I get extra cards?

There is one bonus card station that will be listed on the map and easy to identify.

 

All proceeds benefit a local family battling cancer, the Kinnicks. 

Alistair Kinnick is a young man whose family has been working hard, as many of us have or will, to get their son critical treatment. Here is some of their story:

"Our youngest child, Alastair Tavis Kinnick at age 14 was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in his right femur. An avid soccer player, 4.0 student, cadet of the Air Force JROTC and CrossFit athlete, never had any pain in his leg until during a soccer game in early October when he was cleated and run into.

Thinking it was a sports injury and or growing pains we didn’t give it a second thought. Five weeks later with still worsening pain we took him in to see if he’d torn something. Never in a million years expecting the doctor to call us back after the X-ray saying he had a tumor on his bone. After an emergency MRI, a week later we’re at Primary Children’s hospital preparing to start cancer treatment and major leg surgery. 


The year of 2020 took its toll on everyone, including us. We started a new business in 2019 only to have COVID-19 shut us down over and over again. Now just starting another new job and trying to recover from the year’s unruly path, we’ve yet to find our footing and thus ask for help and support in any way possible.

We are truly thankful and grateful for your assistance and fully expect Alastair to recover and excel beyond this major obstacle. He, as well as all of us, will be stronger and better people by the end of this."


Thank you again,

~ The Kinnick Clan
(note added 4/7/22: Alistair passed on this morning.  More than ever, we send the Kinnick family all our love and support and will honor this warrior young man at our Poker Paddle)

 

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Volunteer Opportunities Available! Call 435-467-9988 to volunteer.

    Event Schedule

    Day before (Friday 4/8/22) - Silent auction will be ONLINE on our Instagram page digpaddlesports2.0 for that day only.

     

    Saturday 4/9/22:

    • 8:30am: Volunteers meeting at Dig Shop. 
    • 9:00am: Event Check-in, Packet Pickup at Dig Shop.
    • 10:00am: Dedication of the event and opening remarks - memorial/ celebration for Alistair
    • 10:15am Poker Paddle Paddlers launch from Dig Beach.
    • 11:30am: Poker Paddle card hand turn-in for prizes at Dig Beach for all participants.
    • 12:30: Grilling and demos! Dig will be grilling hot dogs and bratwurst. You can bring your own meat, as well, and we'll cook it up! If you want to try out some of our paddle equipment, we'll have some gear for you to try out on a short course.

    ENTRY:

    • $50 - Full registration for Poker Paddle, includes Kayak or SUP to use for the event.
    • $35 - Kids under 14, over 14 & bringing your own gear to paddle, or not paddling but wanting to participate.
    • We are also doing a silent auction, to donate items contact Tamra  (tamra@digpaddlesports.com) or Michelle (michelle@digpaddlesports.com) 

    To donate directly to the Kinnick family go to their Gofundme link:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-the-kinnick-clan?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=p_na%20share-sheet&rcid=4866e71299cb439eab10440d166371fe&fbclid=IwAR26gXprmuvn_I9T57tGDqYhj2UNLtoo7NfgIaPhsO91X2NKaOeqx-Irh08

    Date and Time

    Sat, April 9th 2022
    9:00 AM – 12 PM MDT

    Location

    Dig Paddlesports at Quail Creek State Park
    472 N 5300 West
    Hurricane, UT 84737
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