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Small Club - Big Ambition

As one of the smallest clubs running ACBL sanctioned games – only two to three tables one day per week – the High Desert Hands Bridge Club has big ambitions for The Longest Day. In addition to bridge, the team plans to have food and other outdoor activities for participants.

“We spoke to our local community center and they are letting us use their facility to hold charity games and lessons from 5:00 a.m. until midnight for The Longest Day,” said team captain Mary Ahearn.

This team isn’t waiting until June 21st to begin fundraising to reach their $1600 goal; High Desert Hands Bridge Club has already made use of the publicity tools in their registration kit and sent a press release out to all their contacts. So far they are nearly half way to their goal with $750 raised.

“And we would like to personally let any of the larger clubs know that if they don’t plan to participate, we will gladly take their donations for our team,” Ahearn said only half jokingly.

Congratulations to the High Desert Hands Bridge Club and good luck to all the ACBL teams that have registered for The Longest Day. If you would like to register your club (or even just a group of your friends) to participate in The Longest Day, click here to read registration instructions, then visit, click on the ACBL logo and join the fun!

High Desert Hands

Front Row: Norma Sue Griffin, Mary Ahearn (Club Manager), Alex Kadet, Mabel Kadet, Jane Klug.
Back Row: Carol Erbeck (Director, Teacher), Debra Clausson, David Lloyd, Karl Klug, Jim Martin, Jackie Foster, Lois Sampson, Joan Brown, Ed Mulkey.