The Nichols Family has a long history of Marine Events, from Magazine publications to Poker Runs. It all started in 1997 with the Southern Arizona Hot Boat Association. In 1998 six families created the Arizona Hot Boat Association. In 1999 the Heat Wave Poker Run was formed. Lake Racer LLC., was created in 2005 as many of the original founders left the event, Jim Sr. and his family remained to do what they were passionate about-boating. This is also when Desert Storm was created. In 2012? Monster Bash was picked up by Jimmy and ChristinA to capture their LOVE for Halloween! Monster Bash is the Halloween Costume poker run where together, we dress up with our boating family in true Halloween spirit! Krusin' For a Kause (Formerly known a Krusin' for Kids) was created by ChristinA in 2011 to give back to the community and to replace the Make a Wish Foundation that Lake Racer LLC., had teamed up with in years prior. Teague Custom Marine, Team Farnsworth, Graphic Ink and DCB were all the original group that supported K4K, and made the event what it is today. FAST FORWARD to 2017, Jim Sr. has retired from the Poker Run world. He will be attending the events and advising Jimmy and ChristinA where needed. Jimmy and ChristinA are excited with this next endeavor. They are very proud and honored that they were chosen to follow in the families foot steps and take the Poker Run events to a whole new level. The foundation and values will largely remain the same, but the events will get a BRANDING FACE LIFT and a bit of a makeover. This change in ownership will focus on the SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS, VOLUNTEERS and SPECTATORS collectively to make a cohesive environment where everyone can network, socialize, and create a memorable event year after year.
A walk down memory lane... the Poker Run's History