Power Boat Poker Run

Power Boat Poker Run

Event Dates
Saturday, August 28, 2021 | 11:30am Saturday, August 28, 2021 | 09:00pmAdd to Calendar 2021-08-28 11:30:00 2021-08-28 21:00:00 Title Description Location Regatta Mid-Atlantic UTC public

About this event


Ahoy, Power Boat Poker Run Skippers!

You are invited to participate in the 2021 Power Boat Poker Run to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Mid-Atlantic Region. This event is sponsored by the Old Dominion Boat Club and will take place on Saturday, August 28th. ODBC has been hosting the Poker Run since it began in 2006 and we’re thrilled to celebrate the 15th Anniversary this year! 

We know 2020 was incredibly difficult for everyone, but none more so than cancer patients and their families. We are hopeful that after the past year of canceled events and social distancing, we can come together to make the biggest impact yet for the LLS mission. 



Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Supporting the Leukemia Cup Regatta funds every facet of the LLS mission: Cutting-Edge Research, free Education and Financial Support, as well as Policy and Advocacy for our patients.


The LLS Leukemia Cup Regatta is a thrilling series of events that combines the joys of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. The LLS Mid-Atlantic Region hosts three events during the Leukemia Cup Regatta Series: the Annapolis Area Regatta, the Power Boat Poker Run and the DC Regatta.

Since its beginnings in 1988, the Leukemia Cup Regatta (LCR) campaign has raised over $73 million for LLS, engaging sailing clubs, powerboaters and stand-up paddlers – all of whom are dedicated to accelerating cancer cures and improving the quality of life for patients and their families. 


Since the Power Boat Poker Run started in 2006, we have raised over $150,000 to support LLS’s lifesaving research and patient services. In 2019, our Poker Run accounted for $14,000 of the incredible $150,000 raised through the DC Leukemia Cup Regatta Series. But we can do better. This year, we are challenging you to push our 15-year impact over the $170K threshold for local cancer patients and their families. 

15th Annual Power Boat Poker Run for LLS


Let’s raise more than our beers to get things kicked off! Local area boaters, please lead by example and sign up for the Poker Run TODAY and set individual goals to fundraise $250 by August 28th. If 80 people each raise $250, we will blow our $20,000 target out of the water!

Ask your friends and family to support you in this worthy cause – some may even give you money just to leave them alone. Ask your company to support you – LLS is a global leader in the fight against cancer and brand association with an important cause builds loyalty and trust among consumers.  

To register, visit https://pages.lls.org/regatta/nca/dcpokerrun21. 

Once you complete your online registration, LLS staff will provide you with a personal fundraising web page you can customize and share to raise money for the event on August 28th. Your fundraising link comes with tons of resources and email templates to get you started. We will be working with the Webmaster to put a goal icon on the website so we can chart our progress throughout the summer together. Let’s get started together today and chart our course to success both on and off the water. Remember, it only takes a moment for you to make a difference!

If you have any questions, please contact tracywestfall@comcast.net or kimrogan@cox.net.

Find a Participant

You can donate to a The Leukemia Cup Regatta participant when their campaign has officially kicked off. Just search for the name of the participant and then click to make a donation.

Staff Contacts

  • Jillian Joseph
  • Kim Rogan Weitzel
  • Tracy Westfall