'The Longest Day' Raises Money For A Good Cause By Playing Bridge

Posted at 6:54 PM, Jun 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:45:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With the longest day of the year as the official start of summer, the Alzheimer's Association has been using "The Longest Day" as a way to raise money for research.

The Vanderbilt Bridge Club has been helping with the cause since 2012. This year they hoped to raise $5,000.

Because the longest day of the year falls on a Sunday this year, they were set to have two days of games.

Organizers said Bridge and the Alzheimer's Association go hand in hand.

"Keeping the mind focused as you get on in years helps medicate some of the worst effects of degenerative disorders, generally and Alzheimer’s specifically," said Jay Hitt, the president of the Vanderbilt Bridge Club.

Tables were set to open at 8 a.m Monday at The Bridge Center of Nashville located at 85 White Bridge Road, Suite 100.