Monopoly is the best-selling board game in the world.
Many are aware of the spaces from the game produced by Parker Brothers – a subsidiary of Hasbro – consisting of Boardwalk, Park Place, and B&O Railroad. Or that the dog, wheel barrow, race car, iron, boot and thimble are among the game pieces.
But not too many are familiar about the concept of Monopoly tournaments.
Kathleen Long, who is the Banking and Finance instructor at Lindbergh Educational Center, is organizing her first-ever Monopoly event on Saturday, April 10.
Her goal is to raise money for scholarships.
The plan calls for students in Long’s Regional Occupational Program to serve as judges and bankers.
“People in my class will also be required to know every single (Monopoly) rule,” she said on Friday.
Long has already received approval from Hasbro on the go-ahead for the event. The company will donate board games and asset sheets – the top players will be determined on the total of their assets – for this fundraiser.
“There’s a lot of stuff in the game that is like real life,” she said.
The event is open to participants ages 13 through 18.
Cost is $10 with the deadline set for April 1. Space is limited to 40.
The tournament at Lindbergh, 311 E. North St., will consist of two tables equipped with four game boards. Games will kick off at 10 a.m.
Long is hoping that local businesses will be able to donate $5, $10, or more to what could be a Future Business Leaders of America scholarship.
Prizes to the top three finishers will be determined on the number of entry fees.
For more information, call the Lindbergh Educational Center at (209) 858-7330.