Club fundraising teams can do more than play sanctioned duplicate bridge games on The Longest Day. From bridge lessons to even non-bridge activities, there are many ways to fill the day.

Jane Farthing, leader of the Governor’s Land/TRCC Team in Williamsburg VA, plans to include games of social bridge and mah-jongg.

“We decided to participate in TLD again because we had such fun doing it last year,” she said.

The Build Better Bridge team of Cedar Rapids IA will feature free bridge lessons, says MaryAnn Boardman.

“We have a schedule that involves free lessons for those who have never played bridge and those who have not tried duplicate,” she says. “We also have a party bridge game in the morning and encourage non-duplicate and duplicate to play in this.”

Not all your activities have to be bridge-related on The Longest Day. The Comox Valley Duplicate Bridge Club will be having a physiotherapist come in to teach stretching exercises.

“Anything different and fun is a good way to get members out,” said Linda Marinus, fundraising team captain.

Some club fundraising teams are hosting contests and raffles. The Pebble Creek Duplicate Bridge Club from Goodyear AZ will be offering raffle tickets with prizes such as bridge books, free plays and mentoring sessions, says Sue Woodard.

The Longest Day is a fundraising event held on June 21 — the longest day of the year — that aims to raise money for the research, support and care efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association by having participants complete an activity for the entire length of the day. Funds raised in Canada will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Don’t miss out on your chance to join the fun while raising funds! Help us reach our goal of $750,000.

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