‘Longest Day’ — A Bridge Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s | TheUnion.com

‘Longest Day’ — A Bridge Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s

Bev Britton

The Lake Wildwood Duplicate Bridge Club is gearing up to help fight Alzheimer’s Disease with a fundraiser, “The Longest Day,” on June 19.

In conjunction with Unit 461 of the American Contract Bridge League, LWW members 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 Wednesday, June 19, at the Golden Empire Grange, 11283 Grange Ct., 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 day of fundraising and bridge moves to Lake Wildwood for a game at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 19088 Wildflower Dr., Penn Valley.

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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.

If you’d like help finding a partner at the Grange, contact Bruce Lester at 530-477-9586 or bvlester@att.net. For Lake Wildwood, contact Deanna Heyser at 831-402-2735 or deanna1947@gmail.com.

If you can’t play, please consider making a donation to ACBL Unit 461 at alz.org.

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