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Youth Players Support Alzheimer's

On Friday, June 21, the Northern Virginia Bridge Association’s (NVBA) Bridge in Schools program is hosting a bridge-a-thon to support The Longest Day. NVBA members and students from Key Middle, Lee High, Crossfield Elementary, and Louise Archer Elementary will play three sessions of bridge at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, while raising funds to support the Alzheimer’s Association.

Many of these young players also participate in NVBA’s summer bridge program at Sunrise of Springfield retirement community. This program is designed to teach the seniors and students bridge while providing companionship.

Yuen De Anda, coordinator of the summer bridge program said, “Even though these children play regularly with people who have a strong possibility of being affected by Alzheimer’s disease, they don’t see the correlation. They just see their friends.”

Congratulations to the “NVBA Heroes” who have already raised $3,650 to support The Longest Day!

ACBL is the Alzheimer Association’s inaugural partner in The Longest Day. This year’s theme is “Do something you love” on June 21— the longest day of the year — in honor of those fighting Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. ACBL clubs across North America are planning a day full of bridge-related activities to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

For a complete list of ACBL-affiliated teams click here. If you can’t participate in The Longest Day, but would like to make a donation, please visit the ACBL Headquarters fundraising page or any other team’s page and click the ‘donate to team’ link at the right of the screen under the rolling donation graphic.

To find a club holding games on June 21 in support of The Longest Day, please click here.

If your club is holding charity games on The Longest Day and would like to be listed contact

Gareth Morgan of Louise Archer Elementary School, one of the NVBA Heroes.