Lookout Shootout Fun Run
September 16th, 2017
Morehead City, NC
What started out as a boyhood passion has become one of the most popular events on the Morehead City Waterfront. A small group of volunteers put together an event for the locals and invited guests and participants from as far away as Florida. We welcome everyone to the Crystal Coast, one of the most beautiful coasts on the east coast. Let’s take a ride in our boats for a good cause.
NC East Sports, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to engage, gather and inspire family, friends and visitors of all ages from all over the country to the Crystal Coast, focusing on local support for a seasonal community and provide an action pact event for participants and spectators and boating enthusiasts.
We consider the Lookout Shootout Fun Run a welcome addition to all the activities that take place on and around the intracoastal waterway. The Fun Run is a Saturday event that takes you to stops in Oriental, Cape Lookout, Beaufort and Morehead City to compete for the best poker hand. There is a blackjack option available as well.
We are proud to announce that our 2017 Charity Partner is Children With Hair Loss. Their mission is to empower these children to become whole again by making hair available to those who may be financially challenged and might otherwise not have a means of obtaining the hair they want and need.
Their goal is to assist as many of these children as possible in changing their lives by improving their outlook and empowering them with a degree of self confidence that will allow them to face the world with renewed self esteem.
Lookout Shootout 2017 wrap up..
The 2017 Lookout Shootout Fun Run was another exciting and successful event! There were 24 entries in Poker and Blackjack hands with folks joining us from up and down the east coast. They started coming in early on Thursday and took over the bask hotel and the Jaycee Park boat slips. Passerby’s would stop in to watch the boats leave Jack’s for the Fun Run event. With great weather for the weekend we started registration on Friday night and then continued on Saturday morning with breakfast treats and coffee provided by Sweet Beans Coffee & Café. The race course this year had participating boats visiting the Cape, Oriental and Sugarloaf Island for a cook out lunch. But all eyes were on the card tables when the participants returned to Jack’s Waterfront Bar. With over 70 hands of Poker and about 18 hands of Blackjack to play we were happy to have delicious food from Chick-fil-A to keep us filled up for the competition. And what a competition it was…. when all the cards were played it looks like there was definitely some luck for first time participants!
2nd place Poker – – Chris Bowers from Washington NC
3rd place Poker – – Alec Ptasinski from Fuquay Varina NC
Blackjack – – Linwood Carneal from Richmond VA
This will go down in the record book as another nail biter at the poker tables with 1st and 2nd place both having Spade Straights coming down to one card making the difference! What a fun and successful afternoon and let’s not forget it was all for charity! We were able to add a substantial amount to the growing account for our 2017 Charity Partner: Children With Hair Loss! Thank you everyone for making this dream stay alive!
We couldn’t have this much fun without the help of all of our sponsors. Thank you to R.A. Jeffrey’s Distributing and Jack’s Waterfront Bar for being our presenting sponsors and the next time you are at Jack’s look up… all of our sponsors have magnets on display above the bar showing their support of this event!
Special thanks to all the volunteers, the participants and the committee members that help keep this event happening every year!! Let the planning begin for the 2018 Fall Lookout Shootout!
Jack’s Office 252-515-0301
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