The "Foundation" was incorporated to reach and teach bridge players
of all ages the joys and benefits of this lifelong game. One of the goals that we chose is focusing on the younger population as there are no
known bridge lessons for that age group in our area. Youth bridge is very popular in many parts of the country. As bridge players,
we are aware of the pleasures of playing a competitive and enjoyable
game; making new friends and sharing laughs over the bridge table. We
want to share this with the younger generation. Bridge is fun!
Another goal is to teach or reteach those people who may have played
earlier or want to learn but became sidetracked by life. Bridge was set
aside or forgotten for years. It is a treat to listen to those who
played many years ago state how much the bidding game has changed, and
yet the playing remains much the same.
The proven benefits of playing bridge are supported by the American
Contract Bridge League, "ACBL". These benefits for the young include
improvements in reading, math, social studies, language and science. The
benefits to our mature and elderly population include stimulating and
complex mental challenges and interactive social activities. These
benefits have been recognized factors in reducing the onset of dementia
and increasing better cognitive function in their later years.
Our Foundation encourages all ages to join us playing bridge and making
new friends or playing with old ones.
More About Us
The Monterey Bridge Educational Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) (3)
tax exempt organization, was established by five original board
members. All of the current members are retired with business or
teaching backgrounds and experience with board memberships. The
single most important factor for each board member is the love for
the game of bridge. Collectively, we belong to the Monterey Bridge
Center, Unit 530 and are members of the ACBL. Our goal is to focus
on the young and seniors to learn bridge by participating in our
various bridge education programs such as our after-school program
or our 8-lesson Easybridge! series held several times a year at the
Monterey Bridge Center. The Foundation (MBEF) also holds several
fundraising events each year to raise tax-deductible donations to
help raise monies that perpetuate our goals. The Board of Directors
cordially invites anyone to volunteer their time to serve in any way
that promotes the Foundation and its efforts to expand the learning
and playing of bridge.
Use our contact form
for more information.