Over two days, teams across Hampton Roads raised funds for The Longest Day, one of the Alzheimer's Association's signature fundraising events to fight Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association provides support and care for individuals with the disease and funds research for a cure. For the last seven years the American Contract Bridge League has partnered with the Alzheimer's Association to raise funds for The Longest Day, held around the summer solstice, by playing bridge and reaching out to donors to support this important cause. This year the Williamsburg and Hampton Roads bridge community held events over two days. Bridge players and Mah-Jongg players raised over $11,500 including donations from family and friends. Jordan Storm and Betsy Overkamp-Smith from the Southeast Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association attended two of the events.
The local business community provided door prizes for the three events held at Ford's Colony and Harris Teeter provided lunch; at Two Rivers Country Club where players enjoyed a buffet dinner; and at the Peninsula Bridge Center in Hampton where players enjoyed an ice cream social. Businesses that donated gift certificates or products include: Anderson's Home & Garden Showplace, Atir Natural Nail Care Clinic, Blue Talon Restaurant, Bonefish Grill, Center Street Grill, Dog Street Pub, Edible Arrangements, Ford's Colony Country Club, Harris Teeter at Quarterpath Crossing, Governor's Green and Lightfoot, Marvelous Nails, Office Depot, Opus 9 Steakhouse, Posh Salon, Salon Vivace, Seasons of Williamsburg, Target, The Fresh Market, The Precious Gem, TJ Maxx, Trader Joe's, Wal-Mart, The Wine Seller, and Wild Bird's Unlimited. The event organizers thank the participants and businesses for making this a huge event.
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