Pack the Pantry Poker Run

Poker | food | Raffle | Music

  • Friday, March 26, 2021 (Pre-Race Reception Party)
    Four Points Sheraton, Punta Gorda
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 (Poker Run)

Pack the Pantry Poker Run logo

Join the Poker Run on Saturday, March 27 by boat, car or motorcycle. VISIT 5 STOPS with a chance to win $500, or many other prizes in our raffle drawings!

A must stop will be our premier food stop at The Village Brew House in Fisherman’s Village.

The remaining stops will be:

  • Four Points Sheraton Docks (Punta Gorda) (by boat, bike or car)
  • Riviera Bar & Grill (Alligator Creek) (by boat, bike or car)
  • Cass Cay Restaurant (Burnt Store) (by boat, bike or car)
  • Ice Cream Social Boat (Anchored at entrance to Port Charlotte Beach and Boat Ramps) (accessible by boat only)
  • Twisted Fork (Harley Dealership Rt. 776 (by bike or car)

About the Event

This event is sponsored by Englewood Beach Waterfest to benefit Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Punta Gorda and Englewood Helping Hand. We thank you for helping our charities and look forward to seeing everyone at the offshore races in November.

Charlotte County Homeless Coalition logo
Englewood Helping Hand logo - Hope for the Community

Can’t make the Poker Run, but would like to donate to the food charities?

Englewood Beach Waterfest Inc. is a 501 (c)3 non-profit Florida organization. Donations are tax deductible.


  • First Place – $500 + Trophy
  • Second Place – $250
  • Third Place – $100

Event Schedule

Friday, March 26, 2021

Four Points By Sheraton logo

A welcome reception at the Four Points Sheraton in Punta Gorda will be from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. All participants should bring 4 non-perishables food items or give a cash donation (minimum $5) in the box provided. You’re welcome to use the cash bar, cash food, listen to music and purchase raffle tickets.

One Team Captain needs to be designated, and that person will pick up a bag containing all the poker hands, shirts and meal vouchers purchased online for their team. Please stay and enjoy the music and camaraderie of other participants.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

If you have pre-registered and picked up your Team’s bag you can begin the poker run at your leisure starting at 9:00 am.  Keep in mind The Village Brew House is a mandatory stop and would be a good place for lunch. Boats and vehicles may stop in any order to pick up their poker chip. 

The Tiki Bar Punta Gorda

REMEMBER if traveling by vehicle you will pick up your chip in the DOCK AREA of each stop. If you did not pre-register or pick up your team’s bag, registration is open at 8:30, at the Sheraton Four Points Tiki bar area. Registration will close at 10:00 am. Event stops will close at 3:00 pm and everyone MUST be back to the Four Points by Sheraton Tiki Bar by 5:00 pm to turn in their poker chips, and draw all (5) cards. This will be followed by the raffle drawing and awards presentation. You will be able to enjoy your meal voucher and utilize the cash bar.

Looking for Place to Stay?

Four Points Sheraton in Punta Gorda is giving Waterfest a good rate for the weekend – $149/night. To get this rate, please book your stay by calling the hotel at 941.637.6770.

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