Sponsorship Information

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The 14th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run on Lake Charlevoix & Lake Michigan

Hear the Thunder…Help the kids

July 7-8, 2017

Port stops of Boyne City, Charlevoix, Northport, Elk Rapids, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, and Horton Bay

Leaving Boyne City, boats will head down Lake Charlevoix to beautiful Charlevoix. Once out on Lake Michigan, the course will go south for card stops at Elk Rapids and Northport, then return to the City of Charlevoix Marina for lunch in beautiful downtown Charlevoix. 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. The poker run concludes with a reception at beautiful Sommerset Pointe.

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, national media coverage and great local support. When you come to Boyne City we make you feel special because you are. Here are other important items we want you to know about our event:

  • The pristine water, natural landscape and towns you visit are as picturesque as any in the world
  • We are centered in one of the most affluent boating regions of the Midwest
  • We are a boater’s gateway to the world! Chicago, Milwaukee, Door County, Mackinac Island and the legendary North Channel
  • We have nearby IFR and jet-rated airports for visitors
  • Easy access by water from Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Ontario, Canada
  • Our unique small-town charm offers a wonderful place to stay, visit and relax
  • Marina and dockage facilities adjacent to downtown provide excellent exposure for events and displays
  • Great exposure and interaction with thousands of spectators who come to stroll the streets, listen to music and enjoy the boats and cars in the street show and marina on Friday

An investment in Boyne Thunder is an investment in extraordinary children

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At the heart of Boyne Thunder is our commitment to Camp Quality and Challenge Mountain. The events surrounding it, allows us to make a difference for these two wonderful organizations. Come join us in 2016 for another outstanding year of giving. Because of your kindness and generosity 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 the 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!”

Click here to download the sponsorship packet


Boyne Thunder Poker Run

This event attracts boating enthusiasts from all over the country and a Northern Michigan extravaganza for the public as the high performance poker run boats thunder across Lake Charlevoix into Lake Michigan. As a sponsor of Boyne Thunder, not only will you make a huge difference for Camp Quality and Challenge Mountain, your business and product will reach the targeted audience you want in with enthusiasts of this unique sport returning year after year to observe or participate in the event.

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Sponsorships

Platinum Sponsor – $10,000

Included with your sponsorship:
  • Preferred boat slip assignment
  • A prominent spot to display your product
  • Premium placement of corporate logo on printed material
  • Wristbands for ten people in all events*
  • Poker Run registration for one boat slip
  • Link from Boyne Thunder website

Gold Sponsor – $5,000

  • Preferred boat slip assignment
  • A prominent spot to display your product
  • Corporate logo on printed material
  • Wristbands for six people in all events*
  • Poker Run registration for one boat slip
  • Link from Boyne Thunder website

Silver Sponsor – $3,500

  • Preferred boat slip assignment
  • A prominent spot to display your product Corporate logo on selected printed material
  • Wristband for four people in all events*
  • Poker Run registration for one boat slip
  • Link from Boyne Thunder website

Bronze Sponsor – $2,500

  • A prominent spot to display your product
  • Corporate logo on printed material
  • Wristbands for two people in all land-based events
  • Direct exposure to hundreds of high performance enthusiasts
  • Link from Boyne Thunder website

Sustaining Sponsor – $1,000

  • Corporate logo on printed material
  • Wristband for one person in all land-based events
*Wristband includes entry to:
  • Friday dinner reception
  • Saturday morning Captain’s breakfast
  • Saturday lunch in Charlevoix
  • Saturday dinner and poker awards

Click here to download the sponsorship packet