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Boo Blast on the Bay

First Annual “Boo Blast on the Bay” Fun Run

| Lucy Nicandri |

Boaters can get into the spirit of Halloween, have a chance of winning cash prizes, and at the same time support Suncoast Charities for Children at the first annual “Boo Blast On The Bay” Poker Chip Fun Run scheduled for Saturday, October 24.

Boo Blast on the Bay Particulars

Boat Captains’ $50 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, a souvenir shirt, and a poker hand. Additional passengers are $25 each and also receive breakfast, lunch, and a poker hand. The run begins at Tarpon Bay Grill and ends at Marina Jack. Official stops include Evie’s at Spanish Point, The Old Salty Dog, and Island Ocean Star. Participants will pull various colored poker chips at the stops, all with hidden value, that will not be revealed until all hands are turned in.

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The top three hands with the most points collected will receive $1,000 (1st Place) – $500 (2nd Place) – $250 (3rd Place). Bonus points will be awarded for any participants wearing a Halloween themed item and pre-registering by 4 pm on October 23.

Any size boat or personal watercraft can participate, and proper social distancing and CDC guidelines must be followed at all stops.

Suncoast Charities for Children

Suncoast Charities for Children provides support to Children First, The Florida Center for Early Childhood, Loveland Center, The Haven, Sarasota County Special Olympics, and Venice Challenger Baseball. “All of the agencies we support are facing challenges like never before due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which is why fundraisers like this are so important. The impact of the programs and services offered by these agencies is tremendous,” said Lucy Nicandri – Executive Director for Suncoast Charities for Children.

The Presenting Sponsor for “Boo Blast On The Bay” is Shore Thing Storage. Local residents, Simon Williams and Dee Babcock are serving as Honorary Co-Chairs. For more information and to pre-register, visit their website.

Photos from Suncoast Charities for Children

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