Bridge marathon seeks players for season

A Lakeview Foundation bridge marathon group plays a hand during the marathon’s 50th season last year. Marathon organizers are accepting entries now through Oct. 4 from persons interested in participating in the marathon’s 51st season starting in mid-October. Proceeds from the event benefit the foundation’s scholarship fund. (Gazette file photo by Avery Cropp)

If you like to play bridge and want to help the community, the Lakeview Foundation Bridge Marathon needs you.

Entries are being accepted through Oct. 4 for the 51st bridge marathon season that starts in mid-October, according to organizer Barb Dahlke.

Anyone living in the St. Croix Valley and who likes to play bridge is eligible to join the marathon, which runs until mid-April, Dahlke said.

The format is 20 hands of bridge played twice a month at the convenience of partners and their opponents. Players of all bridge skill levels are invited to play in groups that meet during the day, the evening, couples and working men and women, according to Dahlke.

Groups do not play during the last two weeks of December and winter vacations are accommodated, Dahlke said.

Entrance fee is $10 and there is a $2 fee charged per person for each playing period, Dahlke said.

The bridge marathon was started by Bonnie Nutting in 1962 and has raised more that $66,000 for the Lakeview Foundation Bonnie Nutting Scholarship and Wellness Education Scholarship funds. Both funds provide financial assistance to Valley residents studying health care fields.

Call Dahlke at 651-439-4162 for more information.

Compiled by Erik Sandin – [email protected]