Anyone who walked into the Comfy Lounge on Tuesday may have noticed eight slightly disheveled individuals sacrificing a few classes and a good night's sleep for the game they love and a worthy cause. I speak of the Twenty-Four Hours of Bridge-a-thon which occured on July 22nd. Why would eight normally well-adjusted <snicker> individuals do something as crazy as play Bridge for twenty-four hours straight? Officially, the response is that students like yourself give us money for our efforts so that it may be directed to Mary's Place, a battered women's shelter in downtown Kitchener. To be honest, though, I think we'd have done it just for the hell of it and because we love Bridge.
What is Bridge, you ask? What? What kind of a Mathie are you?? [One with more of a life than the rest of us, maybe? -- Ed.]
This year's Bridge-a-thon marks a milestone in that it is the first term that we have had two full tables operating with the same people for the length of the event. Those hardy souls were Corey Gaudette, Keith Ellul, Andrea Knowles, Chris McGuire, Michael Brown, Ulrich Müller, Tim Coleman, and Ian MacArthur. A special thanks to those seven people who aren't me, and also to everyone who contributed funds (for Mary's Place) and food (for us!).
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