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Time to Pass Go for a Good Cause

Sixth annual Monopoly Tournament benefits Lorton Food Pantry, offers volunteer opportunities.

You may not get a “Get Out of Jail Free” card, or prime boardwalk property, but Realtors Ron Kowalski and Susan Borrelli, founders of Lorton’s annual Monopoly Tournament, said players of all ages will have a blast competing in the sixth annual game tournament at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Monopoly, one of the first and most popular board games, is played by millions each day—some with a laid-back attitude and others with fierce competitiveness. This year’s tournament is open to children ages 8 and up (and all talent levels).

“This tournament is for anyone who enjoys playing Monopoly and wants to support a local charity at the same time,” said Susan Borrelli. The proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC), an independent, nonprofit organization serving low-income individuals and families in southeast Fairfax County.

The $25 registration fee per player includes a continental breakfast, a raffle ticket for door prizes and lunch, compliments of Glory Days Grill in Lorton. Table sponsorships ($250) are also available and are a great way to support a community charity and promote your business. Volunteers are also needed for various roles to help make the tournament a success, including “Bankers” for round one and two. To learn more, sponsor a table, volunteer and register to play, visitwww.lortonmonopoly.com.

The tournament includes two 75-minute preliminary rounds as well as a final round where the top six competitors will play for the top prize of $500. Cash prizes will also be awarded for second and third place. Space is limited so register today.

The Workhouse Arts Center is located on Ox Road (Rte. 123) in Lorton and provides a vibrant setting for the tournament. Participants and attendees will have the opportunity for a tour of the Workhouse and are invited to stroll through the studio buildings which are open until 7 p.m.

To learn more about LCAC, call 703-339-5161, visit their website at www.lortonaction.org, or email: info@lortonaction.org.