Hi all! In the spirit of Bridget and our continued efforts to offer handmade bridge tallies in various designs, we would like to offer our website as a portal for other artists of handmade goods. We are interested in adding to our collection a bridge clutch, coasters, tablecloths and any other items that will help make the perfect bridge party. If you are interested, please contact us through our website http://www.bridgetlovesbridge.com
When many think of the game of bridge, they think of smoky living rooms filled with card tables and friends of their parents and grandparents. Today, bridge has a following of more than 25 million people in the United States according to the American Contract Bridge League and is played in homes, bridge clubs and country clubs across the country. Even more, approximately 50 million, are at least familiar with the game or have played before.
Not all of these players are in their twilight years either. Facebook fan clubs promoting the game of bridge are filled with younger players and Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have invested $1 million in rejuvenating the game through a program in public schools.
A 2006 study performed by Dr. Christopher Shaw, a researcher from Carlinville, ILL, found that children who play bridge perform significantly better on standardized tests than their nonbridge playing counterparts — increasing scores across all five core subjects areas with an astounding 39.11% increase in science.
The game has benefits for older adults as well. Over the years, several research studies released by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University found that “Playing chess, bridge or a musical instrument significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.”
If you’re neither young, nor at risk of Dementia, there are still benefits. A Nov. 2000 study by a University of California, Berkeley researcher, Marian Cleeves Diamond, found that playing contract bridge leaves people with higher numbers of immune cells.
Hmmm? Who knew?
In 2009 a group of ladies sat down over a glass of wine and decided to launch a product line aimed at the contract bridge player who likes to play bridge . . . and look good doing it.
The result, is a boutique-inspired line of top-shelf products carefully designed and selected for ultimate game play and durability – now available at www.bridgetlovesbridge.com Led by mom and daughter, Gail and Jan, and their friend and partner, Laura, Bridget’s signature design is the first of many planned. With sketches for seasonal inspired creations, along with more specialized designs crafted under the Bridget brand, this team of ladies has great plans for Bridget and her bridge-loving friends.
We are a creative bunch of gals, with backgrounds in graphic design, marketing, public relations and finance, but always welcome suggestions for additional designs. Please use the CONTACT US form on our website www.bridgetlovesbridge.com if you have a design idea to share.
We hope you enjoy our products and wish you many years of happiness playing bridge. Cheers!