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Park Place or bust : Monopoly Game Tournament for Camp O'Malley

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Do not pass GO, do not collect $200 dollars. This is the dreaded Monopoly game phrase that would upset any game-player. We’ve all heard these words before and felt the longing of collecting the $200 we deserve.   Now players can build their houses and hotels again, by playing in our 14th Annual MONOPOLY Game Tournament!
Grand Valley State University’s Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority is hosting the event on May 15, 2010 at the Steil Boys & Girls Club. Comprehensive Therapy Center and Camp O’Malley from Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids will use the proceeds from the tournament towards enriching summer programs for kids. The money will go towards sending at-risk youth of Grand Rapids to a summer camp, or helping children with disabilities walk, talk, learn, and play. You choose.
During the summer months, most kids lose many of the skills they learned over the school year. These programs aim to keep their minds active and engaged, so that they can begin the next grade level with a head start. They also help to keep juvenile crime to a minimum by keeping kids off the street and in a safe and fun learning environment.
The tournament will be a fun way of raising money for these programs. Summer Hodgman, Comprehensive Therapy Center’s special events coordinator explains that, “Anyone interested in pitting their real estate trading skills against other top players while helping out a worthy cause should contact us to register.” 

Admission is $20 per seat, or raise at least $50 and your fee is waived. 
Winners will be awarded prizes at the end including a stay at Country Inn & Suites and gift certificates to local businesses. A special prize will be given to the person that brings in the most donations.
For more information or to register contact Summer Hodgman at (616) 559-1054 or email [email protected]. You can visit the website at for information regarding this event as well.

Article written by Liz Larabel

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