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The Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 4th Annual Snowmobile Poker Run on Saturday, March 4th!
This is a fundraising event to benefit the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center located in Chama, NM. The Northern New Mexico Welcome Center was originally a state-run visitor center that promoted local, regional, and state-wide businesses and places of interest. However, in 2016, the State shut down half of its visitor centers, including the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center.
In December 2016, knowing how important the Welcome Center was to the Chama Valley, the Village of Chama and the Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce came together and decided to re-open the Welcome Center. While we have been fortunate to have financial donors, such as the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, we depend on donations and fundraisers (like the Poker Run) to keep the Welcome Center open.
The Northern New Mexico Welcome Center continues to promote local, regional, and state-wide businesses and places of interest. However, we place a special priority on our local businesses and places of interest to help generate interest in the Chama Valley. We provide a clean facility for travelers to stop and use the restroom, use the free internet, and learn more about New Mexico and the surrounding states.
We receive thousands of visitors every year, so it is beneficial to continue to provide our services- not only for our travelers but also for our communities, state, and surrounding states. To learn more about the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center please email email@example.com or give us a call at 575-756-2306.
Participants will need to provide their own snowmobiles. Registration includes the first poker hand. Participants will meet at the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center for registration. Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Maps will be given out detailing the route. Guides will also be provided. Each poker station will be marked. The final station will be at Foster’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Saloon; which is where the prizes will be given out. All participants will be required to sign a waiver. Minors must have a parent or legal guardian present and participating in the event. The parent/legal guardian and minor must sign the waiver.
Be A Sponsor!
Help us make this event a success and be a sponsor!
Last year we had an excellent turnout, and we were able to raise over $10,000, which helped us to pay salaries, utilities, and other needs for the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center in 2022. We are again seeking sponsors for Poker Hand Stations and various raffle and silent auction items. In return for your sponsorship, your banners will be on display during the Poker Run, and your logo and name will be on all media publications and flyers, as well as on our website and social media platforms. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please submit the document below and return it to:
Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 306
Chama, NM 87528
Thank you for your generosity and support!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Chama Valley Meats
The Shoppes of the Trophy Elk
Matthew Gallegos, Realty One
Rio Arriba Construction
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Vista del Rio Lodge
Devil’s Canyon Outfitters