The Marine-backed charity Toys for Tots is the reason dart players from around the area will be congregating at The Berk in East Alton in a couple of weeks.  The bar on Berkshire Boulevard in East Alton is hosting its 4th annual mixed doubles soft tip dart tournament on Saturday, October 13.  Organizers say the event has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, and have gone to 16 dart boards to handle the entries.

The cost to play is $10 per person, plus quarters for the board and an new unopened toy to be donated to the charity.  Event spokesman Todd Purcell:

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Registration will be done that day at 1pm, with play to begin at 2.  There is still room to sponsor a dart board at $50, and each board can accommodate two sponsors.  There is still space available to sponsor a dart board.  For more information, call 258-8680, or 618-980-2595.

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