Mark your calendar to support arts education — by playing Monopoly

Get out your hat and race car: Community Stepping Stones, a non-profit after-school arts organization based in Sulphur Springs, is holding  an official Monopoly Tournament on Sat., April 16.

Six players will be  at each table with a banker provided.  There will be two 90-minute rounds of play; the six highest asset holders after the first round will play off for the championship. The champion will receive prizes and a trophy, with finalist trophies also going to the five runners-up. Random prize drawings for players will be held throughout the tournament. Official rules will apply.

The tournament is open to children 10 years and older, and adults of all ages. The cost is $25 to play, $10 for a "Just Visiting" pass to watch and $250 for a  team of 6 players. The tournament will be held 2-6 p.m. at the Tampa Letter  Carriers Hall. Registration will begin on the day of the tournament at 1 p.m. but  advanced registration can be made by calling 813-932-1950.  For more information,  e-mail [email protected]

Proceeds from the Monopoly tournament will support CSS's out of school programs for at-risk youth. CSS in a non-profit organization whose mission is connected to the quality of life in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood of Tampa. They are dedicated to providing education, mentoring children and adolescents, enhancing the community's economics and enriching the residents' quality of life.

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