Second Annual Mah-Jongg Charity Tournament
Mah-Jongg players in
Lee and Collier counties are invited to attend a special event benefiting
Hodges University’s Thelma Hodges Friends of the University Scholarship Fund.
From 8:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017, Hodges University will host the 2nd
Annual Mah-Jongg Charity Tournament. Originating in China, individuals play in
groups of four. Players receive a scorecard with various “hands” for which
he/she must match using his/her tiles, which is referred to as a Mah-Jongg. The
player who correctly creates a Mah-Jongg wins the game.
This year, players will
arrive at 8:00 a.m. to enjoy a continental breakfast sponsored by Comfort
Keepers before promptly beginning play at 9:00 a.m. At noon, participants will
enjoy traditional Asian cuisine from Araya. In addition, players will have the
opportunity to participate in a 50/50 raffle drawing.
As chairperson, Thelma
Hodges believes this event is an opportunity to help students further their
education. “Hodges University is helping adult students reach their educational
goals, and we can raise money for scholarships with a day of fun,” she said.
The Thelma Hodges
Friends of the University Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to undergraduate
students who are pursuing a degree from Hodges University. The scholarship is
granted to students who demonstrate critical financial need.
The cost is $50 per person and the deadline to
register is December 16, 2016. Individuals may register online at https://hu.formstack.com/forms/mahjongg_charity_tournament. Players must bring their own Mah-Jongg sets.