‘Longest Day’ a bridge fundraiser for Alzheimer’s
Bridge players from surrounding communities are gearing up to help fight Alzheimer’s Disease with a special fundraiser, “The Longest Day,” on June 19.
Members of Unit 461 of the American Contract Bridge League will be playing duplicate bridge in four games from sunrise to sunset. All community members are welcome to join in. Research shows that mentally stimulating games, like bridge, may help keep our brains healthy as we age.
The first game begins at 5:45 a.m. on June 19 at the Golden Empire Grange, 11283 Grange Court, Grass Valley. Have some fun and come dressed in your PJs. Breakfast items will be offered.
Games continue at the Grange at 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., with more refreshments. The Grange is forgoing rental fees for all three games to help the cause.
The day of fund-raising and bridge moves to Lake Wildwood for a game at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 19088 Wildflower Dr., Penn Valley.
Table fees are $5 per player, per game — with all the money collected going to the Alzheimer’s Association. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for table assignments.
Players are encouraged to donate additional funds, as well as seeking donations from friends and family. Last year, Unit 461 collected more than $3,000 and we are hoping for an even better turnout this year.
Donations may also be made to American Contract Bridge League Unit 461 at alz.org.
Source: American Contract Bridge League
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