Monopoly Fundraiser Hits Santa Clarita
Calling all MONOPOLY® game fans! The SCV School and Business Alliance is hosting its first official MONOPOLY Game Tournament, SCV MONOPOLY® MANIA, on Saturday, January 15, 2005, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.
All proceeds will benefit the SCV School and Business Alliance to help implement School-to-Career programs, such as job shadowing, internships, and Educators in Industry. The tournament will be hosted by City Councilman, Bob Kellar.
If you are interested in testing your real estate trading skills, contact Ann Kerman at 661-259-0033 ext. 776. Admission to the tournament is $65 for players, $40 for non-players. Players must be at least 18 years of age. Seating is limited, so register today. It’s sure to be an evening of fierce competition and lots of fun – so let the games begin!
Here’s some Monopoly trivia:
~ The longest Monopoly® game ever played lasted 1,680 hours. That’s 70 straight days!
~ The longest game played in a bathtub lasted 99 hours.
~ The longest game played underwater lasted 45 days.
~ The longest game played upside-down lasted 36 hours.
~ The Monopoly® game is published in 26 languages and available in 80 countries around the world.
~ Monopoly® was played at war. Escape maps, compasses, and files were inserted into Monopoly game boards and smuggled into POW camps inside Germany during World War II. Real money for escapees was slipped into packs of Monopoly money.