Playing Bridge to Raise Funds
The Longest Day is an annual fundraising event held to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by the Alzheimer’s Association. This is the eighth year of ACBL's partnership with the organization, and the bridge community has raised more than $6 million!
The event spans the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, and symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
Bridge is uniquely suited for The Longest Day because studies have shown that playing strategic games, like bridge, help keep your brain healthy. The Alzheimer’s Association has even included playing bridge on its list of 10 Ways to Love Your Brain.
How The CBC is Participating
As in the past, we have scheduled additional games for this day. The CBC is only participating on BBO on Saturday, June 19. The ACBL website has June 20 posted - this is incorrect and the ACBL has not been able to make it right.
The CBC does not increase their table fees for the Longest Day. Double points are awarded without passing on the increase cost to our members.
Finally, the CBC Directors will once again be donating their fees for Longest Day Games.
How Bridge Players Can Help
Both clubs and players can support The Longest Day.
As a player, simply playing bridge at the club during the event will raise funds, as sanction fees go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. In return, you’ll earn double black masterpoints in The Longest Day games.
Make a Donation Thru TEAM CBC
To make a donation by credit card, click on the picture above!
Or, you can give a cash or check donation to a game director if you are participating in
a f2f game (thru June 30) or you can mail a check to the CBC: 77 Brighton Hill Rd, Columbia, SC 29223. Please make check payable to the Alzheimer's Association.
You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.