Ukraine Charity Events Update and More

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More than $100,000 Raised for Ukraine

Thanks to your help, the special fundraising events held in March were a big success! $108,000 was raised for the United Nations World Food Program, where the donations will be earmarked to go to the Ukrainian people.

(As a reminder, these funds came from entries in the Hollywood Magic tourney and the last four days of March as directed by the ACBL Board of Directors.)

In addition, the ACBL Charity Foundation will be donating a portion of what they receive from April’s charity games (it’s Charity Month) to the UNICEF – Help Children in Ukraine Fund (up to $25,000).

We cannot thank you enough for supporting these humanitarian efforts.

It All Starts at the Local Level

It’s Grass Roots FUNd time! All of May in the face-to-face clubs is Grass Roots Month, which means any or all sanctioned club sessions can be run under this special designation, i.e., Grass Roots Fund. Check with your local club manager to see if they’ll be participating. (Virtual clubs will automatically join in during Grass Roots Weekend, May 14-15, Saturday-Sunday.)

What do Grass Roots Fund games do? Glad you asked! Funds raised will go to grassroots (get it?) efforts to support and promote Grand National Teams and North American Pairs events in your local district.

[box] Looking for a place to play a face-to-face game? Check out our Find a Club directory and Find a Tournament calendar!

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We and the Alzheimer’s Association want to hear more. Please consider filling out this short form and letting us know about yourself and your loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Your experience could be in a future story in the Association’s magazine or the Bridge Bulletin.

International Bridge Survey

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Summertime is Camp Time

Summer is on its way, and so are youth bridge camps! Some will be held in person, and others are planning on digital fun. All promise a great deal (ha, deal) of bridge and camaraderie. Click here for details.

King or Queen of Bridge

Do you know a graduating high school senior who also contributes to the world of bridge? Let them know about the King/Queen of Bridge Scholarship! They could win up to $2000 for college expenses.

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