Bridge players receive master points for participating in The Longest Day
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Here are just a few ideas for The Longest Day fundraising
- RAFFLE OFF A YEAR’S WORTH OF BRIDGE You decide the cost and parameters of the raffle but it is suggested that tickets cost five to ten times your average card fees. For example, a club with average card fess of $7 might sell raffle tickets for $50. The winner of the raffle will earn as many free plays as you see fit.
- AUCTION OFF POPULAR PLAYERS Every club has its star players. Ask Grand Life Masters who play at your club to donate their time and talent for a good cause. Partner auctions are also a great addition to any silent auction. Make sure the player being auctioned understands they will work out adate/time to play with the auction winner after The Longest Day.
- FIND A SPONSOR Many businesses have funds allocated for charitable giving. Solicit local businesses for sponsorships or donations to match what your team raises. Think BIG – $2,000, $5,000 or event $10,000! For some players, knowing that their donations will be doubled by a sponsor will encourage them to give to the cause. Be sure to recognize any corporate sponsors in press releases and signage at the event.
- SEE SOCIAL TABLES Designate five to ten (or more!) tables for social/rubber/party bridge play. Suggested cost per table is $50 and would ideally include three hours of free play, snacks and beverages.
Teams across the world will do what they love to raise funds and awareness for those living with Alzheimer’s. What will you do?
ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.