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Thanks to everyone who played in the Sectional tournament last weekend. We had a
good turnout and a lot of fun. Now for our next special event: The Longest Day (TLD).
The summer solstice (June 21) is sometimes called the “longest day” because it is the day with the most light. Each year during the week of the solstice, bridge players come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's Disease by playing in special ACBL- sanctioned games. The proceeds of those games go directly to the Alzheimer's Association.
ACBL is an inaugural partner of The Longest Day charity, and over the last 10 years bridge players have raised more than $8.5 million dollars for the research, care, and support efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
The Burlington Bridge Club will sponsor two TLD games: the 499er game on June 22, and the Open game on Sunday, June 25. We hope you will wear purple (the TLD theme color) and participate in one or both of those games. If you can't participate in person, please consider making a separate donation online. To do so, click here for the Vermont Bridge team page.
The dates for The Longest Day charity games have now been set. They are the 499er game on Thursday, June 22 (12:30 pm) and the open game on Sunday, June 25 (1:00 pm). Both games will be held at the Burlington Bridge Club, 600 Blair Park Road, Williston. Game fees will go to the Alzheimer’s Association, and you can make other donations at our TLD website: “Vermont Bridge.” (Click here for the link.)
In June every year bridge players around the country play in “The Longest Day” (TLD) games to benefit ACBL’s chosen charity, the Alzheimer’s Association. Unit 175 and the Burlington Bridge Club will have two such games in mid-June this year (dates TBD), and you can help by playing in those games and donating to the cause. Go to our TLD website Vermont Bridge to give, and plan to join us in June. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Bridge is evolving throughout the state. Face to face bridge is making a comeback as each club makes plans depending on what is right for their members. Let’s celebrate our options of online bridge AND face to face!