Sponsorship Information

The 19th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run on Lake Charlevoix & Lake Michigan

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July 8-9, 2022

Boyne Thunder Poker Run

This event attracts boating enthusiasts from all over the country and is a Northern Michigan extravaganza for the public. High performance boats thunder across Lake Charlevoix into Lake Michigan, earning poker cards at each stop, all for fun and charity. As a sponsor of Boyne Thunder, you will impact Camp Quality, Challenge Mountain, and Boyne City Main Street. Your business and product will reach enthusiasts of this unique sport, returning year after year to participate in or observe.

Sponsorship

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Double Platinum Sponsor – $20,000

  • Preferred boat slip assignment 
  • Prominent spot to display your product
  • Premium placement of your corporate logo on printed materials and our event t-shirt
  • Captain’s gift
  • Wristbands for 20 people to attend all Boyne Thunder events*
  • Link from the Boyne Thunder website to your company’s website
  • 2 Boyne Thunder boat registrations 

Platinum Sponsor – $10,000

  • Preferred boat slip assignment
  • Prominent spot to display product
  • Premium placement of corporate logo on printed materials and our event t-shirt
  • Captain’s gift
  • Wristbands for 10 people to attend all Boyne Thunder events*
  • Link from the Boyne Thunder website to your company’s website
  • 1 Boyne Thunder boat registration 

Gold Sponsor – $5,000

  • Preferred boat slip assignment 
  • Prominent spot to display product
  • Premium placement of corporate logo on printed materials and our event t-shirt
  • Captain’s gift 
  • Wristbands for 6 people to attend all Boyne Thunder events*
  • Link from Boyne Thunder website to your company’s website
  • 1 Boyne Thunder boat registration 

Silver Sponsor – $3,500

  • Preferred boat slip assignment 
  • Prominent spot to display your product
  • Key placement of corporate logo on printed materials 
  • Captain’s gift
  • Wristband for 4 people to attend all Boyne Thunder events*
  • Link from Boyne Thunder website to your company’s website
  • 1 Boyne Thunder boat registration 

Bronze Sponsor – $2,500

  • Prominent spot to display product
  • Corporate logo on printed materials
  • 2 wristbands to attend all Boyne Thunder events*
*Wristband includes entry to:
  • Friday dinner reception
  • Saturday morning Captain’s breakfast
  • Saturday lunch in Charlevoix
  • Saturday dinner and poker awards

Poker Run Route:

Leaving Boyne City, boats parade around Lake Charlevoix and then through Charlevoix’s Round Lake to Lake Michigan. Once on Lake Michigan, the route heads south to Northport and Elk Rapids, then back to the Charlevoix marina for lunch. The Poker Run continues after lunch with cards stops in Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor in Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, then returns to Lake Charlevoix for the final card stop at Horton Bay and finally, back to Boyne City!

There’s nothing like it … Boyne Thunder is unique!

Since 2004, we have grown into a world class event with boaters from all over the country, gaining national media coverage and support from those near and far. Boyne City and the Boyne Thunder Poker Run are special for their:

  • Pristine waters, natural landscapes and charming towns you’ll visit that are as picturesque and relaxing as any in the world.
  • Location in one of the most affluent boating regions of the Midwest.
  • Boater’s gateway access to Chicago, Milwaukee, Door County, Mackinac Island and the legendary North Channel
  • Nearby IFR and jet-rated airports for visitors.
  • Easy access by water from Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Ontario, Canada.
  • Marina and dockage facilities adjacent to downtown providing excellent exposure for events and displays.
  • Prime exposure and visibility to thousands of spectators who come to stroll the streets, listen to music, and enjoy the boats and cars in the street show and marinas. 

An investment in Boyne Thunder is an investment in extraordinary causes

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At the heart of Boyne Thunder is our commitment to Camp Quality, Challenge Mountain, and Boyne City Main Street. Thunder events over the two-day event allow us to make a difference for these three wonderful organizations. Because of the kindness and generosity of our sponsors, we make an outstanding difference in the lives of others.

Camp Quality‘s goal is to allow kids with cancer to be kids again. Its programs create stress-free environments that offer exciting activities, foster new friendships and help give children courage, motivation and emotional strength. Through the generous contributions of donors, these year-round programs are offered absolutely free to children and their families.

Challenge Mountain is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching and improving lives for the mentally and physically challenged through outdoor recreation. Our programs help build self-esteem, confidence and encourage lasting friendships. “If I can do this, I can do anything!”

Boyne City Main Street is a community development program, focusing on downtown Boyne City. The program is an an accredited Main Street America program through the National Main Street Center. Through a 4-point approach of promotions, design, organization, and economic vitality, BCMS provides a volunteer driven approach to community development.