Annual bridge tourney is June 25
EDWARDS — Bridge has been described as one of the most enduring and popular pastimes in the world, and it attracts players of all types. Martina Navratilova plays bridge when she’s not on the tennis courts. Members of the alternative rock band Radiohead play bridge while on tour. Snoopy and Woodstock played in the Peanuts comic strip (Strip creator Charles Schultz was an avid player, too). Bridge also has been an interesting and successful fundraiser for local nonprofit Bright Future Foundation. The annual tournament, coming up on June 25 at Timber Hearth Grill at Cordillera, is now in its third year.
“The community of bridge enthusiasts in the valley has been very supportive and generous,” said Sheri Mintz, executive director of Bright Future. “Funds raised by this event help us support and empower families and individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault in Eagle County. We are grateful to Nancy and Andy Cruce, and our sponsors for organizing this event once again.”
New this year to the tournament is Mah Jongg, a game that originated in China and is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. An American Contract Bridge League sanctioned game, the Bright Future Foundation Bridge Tournament includes duplicate or social bridge, and charity masterpoints will be awarded to the winners.
This event is a fundraiser for Bright Future’s programs including Advocates Against Assault, Buddy Mentors, Freedom Ranch Safehouse and Transitional Housing. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and play begins at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. Fifty dollars of the $70 per player entry fee is a tax-deductible donation. For more information, email mel@mybright future.org or call 970-446-1107.
About Bright Future Foundation for Eagle County
Celebrating over 30 years as Eagle County’s only domestic violence and sexual assault agency, the mission of Bright Future Foundation is to empower individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault to lead safe, productive lives through prevention services, advocacy, crisis intervention and long-term recovery services. It endeavors to break the generational cycle of violence by delivering services that provide immediate relief to families in need. BFF provides proactive and culturally sensitive programs that create sustainable emotional, behavioral and community change. To learn more about BFF, please visit http://www.mybright future.org.