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Created: Thursday, 27 June 2019 07:53
Written by Matt Trulio
The second event of the New Jersey-based Spartan Powerboat Club’s 2019 season, last weekend’s Atlantic City Fun Run attracted 33 boats and went smoothly according to Del Flores, the club’s president and founder. The fleet departed the Marine Unlimited facility in Toms River and made its way across Barnegat Bay to the Atlantic City Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Participants who didn’t want to tackle the Atlantic Ocean took a protected course all the way to the host venue, while those who dared ventured into open water for the final leg of the run.
“I have to be honest, it went off without a hitch and all the captains realy respected the rules and regulations I had put in place,” said Flores. “The weather was a little shoddy, but you know what? Boaters are used to getting wet. Some ran the inside, some ran the outside.”
The event attracted a mix of poker-run veterans and newcomers, as well as a variety of powerboats from recreational runabouts to serious offshore sportboats. Most participants and their guests stayed the weekend at the Atlantic City resort.
For more images from the Atlantic City happening, check out the slideshow above.
“We had a great awards banquet, and some guys who have been doing poker runs for years were first-time winners,” said Flores. “That was so gratifying. People put in a lot of time and money into these events—it’s not about the money, but it is nice if you win something and get recognized.”
Though the club currently has nothing on its event schedule set for July—the events section of its website lists July as “to be announced”—it does have one event, an Open House and Fun Run out of Barnegat Bay Marina, set for August 20. And Flores is thinking even bigger for his second-year season in 2020.
“I am going to branch out of state next year with poker runs,” he said. “We’ve had so much interests, including from a lot of sponsors.”
According to Flores, the event raised money for two charities—Autism Speaks and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research—and donations will be made to both charities in the name of the club next week.
Story published on Speedonthewater.com June 27, 2019
SPC presents Dinner Gala and Comedy Night
Come wine, dine, and laugh with HBO’s Bob Nelson
When- Friday evening April 12th, 2019 7pm-11pm
Where-Joey Harrison’s River House 361 E Lacy R.D. Forked River N.J. 08731
Tickets- $95.00 per person includes dinner and show.
Tickets can only be purchased on link below and are limited so please pre-register!
Come Join Del Flores new owner/promoter of Spartan Powerboat Club LLC for an evening of fine dining and laughs with HBO’s star comedian Bob Nelson.
Gentlemen put on your best suit and ladies break out that beautiful dress you’ve been saving for a special occasion and “strut your stuff “on the red carpet as we photograph everyone that joins the venue and award “Best Dressed Couple” of the evening along with many other prizes and announcements about SPC’ s 2019 events, dates, and venue destinations.
I look forward to meeting everyone and promoting a SAFE and exciting 2019 boating season.