Hi! By way of introduction we are Sam Smoltz and Jackson Owen, those who have attended prior Aces events probably recognize us as part of the hardworking staff of volunteers helping set the stage putting the “fun” in fundraising and now it is our honor to take the reins from Jane and Abby and build on the incredible foundation for raising donations and awareness for Alzheimer’s they have built over the past 5 years, with a particular focus on prevention. While we also enjoy tennis, our true passion is games – trivia, cards, boardgames, computer games, you name it we want to play! So in the spirit of combining our personal passion with how we advance research and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease families we are changing the focus of our fundraising events from the tennis court to gaming tables, but the mission remains the same, namely raising money for Alzheimer’s research and increasing awareness of the disease and the potential for preventative lifestyle decisions that are best made sooner than later. In addition to hosting Aces gaming events, we will also be working with our local schools and community resources to get the word out about Alzheimer’s and arm our local communities with the tools and knowledge to help blunt the impact of this terrible disease through awareness and early action.