Lee County holds first ever Kinchafoonee Poker Paddle Saturday

If you're still looking for plans this weekend, Lee County Fire and Emergency Services is hosting a first ever poker paddle on the Kinchafoonee Creek.Photo: Kailey McCarthy

If you're still looking for plans this weekend, Lee County Fire and Emergency Services is hosting a first ever poker paddle on the Kinchafoonee Creek.

Participants will have a chance to play in a competitive poker match while enjoying different sites along the creek.

Fire Safety Educator Kyle Lentz says the poker paddle will begin at Sutton's Landing Saturday morning.

Paddlers will then get to visit three different sites while traveling to Sandy Beach Landing on Century Road.

The three different sites include a blue hole, a waterfall and an old piece of property.

Lentz says it's all about raising funds for a good cause and having fun out on the water.

"It's never been offered before. It's something that I woke up one morning and said this is a great idea. If we can do it on land, why can't we do it on the water? That's how it all came about. We started it, worked on it for about two months now," said Lentz.

All proceeds raised will go towards the Georgia Burn Foundation.

The cost to register is $25 dollars per person. Every participant will receive a commemorative poker chip and a decal.

The winner of the poker tournament will take home $200 dollars.

Lentz is encouraging families to come out and enjoy riding along the creek as well.

If you don't have a vessel or a kayak, you can call one of the four local kayak companies who go into the Kinchafoonee. Lentz recommends you call now to reserve your spot.

You can find more information about the poker paddle here.


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