As a result of this year’s 7th annual Alexander Gram Bell Croquet Tournament, more than $12,000 has been donated to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department over the past seven years.

The annual September event brings 30 competitors together in Colonial Beach along the Potomac River.

Event chair Thom Savage noted that “proceeds this year totaled $1,281.26. When added to the last six years, we have contributed $12,164.09 to the town’s volunteer fire department.”

Savage noted it was a great day along the river with lots of fun for the players and about 100 spectators. “It is also great that we are able to contribute financially to the town’s firefighters who wok so hard to keep all of us safe,” he said.

This year, Hanover resident Mike Gentzel won the final match. The next competition is planned for September 26, 2020. Each year’s event is run by an all volunteer staff with all proceeds going to the fire department.

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