Local Card Players Raise Big Money for Alzheimer’s Association

Unit 110 of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) covering the greater Williamsburg, Newport News and Middle Peninsula areas raised $7,000 in the Alzheimer's Association annual "The Longest Day" fundraiser. This is the sixth year that the ACBL has sponsored this event in North America; raising funds to support research, care for those with the Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Unit 110 has participated every year, increasing their total funds each year for a new high, $2,000 above their goal.

Bridge and mahjongg players participated in in 3 events in Williamsburg and Newport News on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23, 2018. Local merchants contributed door prized that were awarded at all 3 events.

Jane Farthing, event Chairperson said, "We are proud of our players and their tremendous generosity. Our core team works hard to make this a success every year. Unit 110 is a relatively small unit in the ACBL but we show we have big hearts every year!"

Mrs. Farthing adds a big thank you to the Williamsburg & Newport News merchants who donated door prizes for the fundraising events:
Anderson's Home & Garden Showplace, ATIR Natural Nail Care Clinic, Belk, Bonefish Grill, Center Street Grill, DOG Street Pub, Edible Arrangements, Ford's Colony Country Club, Harris Teeter (Lightfoot & Quarterpath), Posh Salon, Marvelous Nails, Quarterpath Crossing, Office Depot, OPUS 9, Seasons of Williamsburg, Salon Vivace, Target, The Fresh Market, TJ MAAX, The Wine Seller, Wild Birds Unlimited
Also, District 6 of the ACBL donated free play door prizes to upcoming Regional Bridge Tournaments in Reston, VA and Hunt Valley, MD.

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