If you are in Minnesota and want to play in the state's most challenging club game, then the Minneapolis Grand Slam Club is for you. Now in its 79th season, the MGSC is a super place to compete, irrespective of experience.
One of the big reasons for this is our people. We have great folks who love our game, work hard at it, volunteer at the club and elsewhere - and are friendly and welcoming. One of those people who surely would be a contender for Best in Show in all these aspects is a guy who today is celebrating his 70th birthday: Kerry Holloway.
Last night, as Mike Cassel, another fine player and volunteer, was preparing lots of goodies for our GNT Fundraiser Super Bowl evening, Kerry's marvelous wife Cara was preparing for a surprise! She dropped off a huge & very yummy birthday cake with Kerry's partner for the evening (yours truly) to surprise Kerry on his Big Birthday.
Kerry was indeed duly surprised and delighted! And all of us enjoyed the treats and birthday cake - along with another excellent evening of bridge.
If you happen to be reading this and you are not a bridge player, then please note that we would love for you to learn our game! Not only is it THE greatest mind game out there - it is filled with loads of really superb people who forge friendships for decades - just as important as the bridge partnerships they cherish.
Happy BIG birthday to someone I met forty years ago, already an expert then when I was a newcomer. Whether playing with a novice, seasoned player or someone top flight, Kerry is kind, a tough competitor and supportive in every way.
Thanks to all who played Friday night! We love our bridge community and are happy to share lots more photos of the people who are as wonderful as the game itself.