PADDLE FOR THE BATTLE AND POKER RUN!!!! Join us on the scenic Connetquot River as we paddle board and kayak our way along the waterway. For those who enjoy friendly competition, we will have our famous Poker Run! What an amazing and fun way to bring together the entire famiy and groups of friends to show support for those who are battling breast cancer as well as any gynecological cancer.
For those who prefer to remain on land, there is entertainment provided by DJ Willy. There will be activities and vendors as well to keep everyone busy!
Event details and schedule
For those with their own paddle boards or kayaks, please follow the signs for where to drop off once you enter the Oakdale Yacht Club parking lot. For a $10 donation , there will be paddle board and kayak rentals available. Sign up is on the day of the event. For parking, please follow signs for the designated parking area. We will provide golf carts to give you a lift to the sign up station if you need assistance. Please remember sunblock, life vest, and water proof gear for your cell phones, cameras, wallets.... We will provide bottle waters to keep you hydrated.
Celebration starts at 8:00 AM with a Continental breakfast and dancing. The launch will take place at the little beach area at 10:00 AM. We will have volunteers in sparkly pink hats that will hand out poker chips along your path. There will also be a boat or two with prizes and refreshments.
Once again, we are extremely fortunate to have the members from Moku Loa Paddle Tribe and Paumanok Kayak on hand to assist with the navigation thru out the course.
Oakdale Yacht Club will be providing a delicious lunch and refreshments at 12:30. DJ Willy will have everyone up and dancing! There will be a huge assortment of raffle prizes, which will include a bike, paddle board and kayak!!
During the entire event, family and friends that stay on land will have games and raffle prizes to keep them busy. For those with little kids, there will be face painting, glitter, games and other safe activities. We will once again have some local vendors set up with merchandise available for purchase.
We look forward to seeing new faces and old friends!!!
Islip Breast Cancer Coalition