COVID-19 COMMUNITY EVENTS
Beginner chess tournaments are offered in connection with the FREE Eagle Chess camps.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all over the board chess tournaments have been canceled. Instead, we're launching online blitz tournaments on chess.com to benefit our healthcare workers fighting on the front line.
Free Chess Sets Program for Low-Income Schools™
**Free Chess Sets Program for Low-Income Schools™ allows eligible Title I schools in the nation to request chess sets to start new school-based chess programs or to supplement the equipment needs for their existing chess programs. Eligible Programs include after school chess programs and those teaching chess as part of their school day. Accepted schools will receive five complete chess sets which include:
5 sets of pieces
5 vinyl chess boards
The application for free chess sets will be open as soon as funding is in place, schools make the decision to reopen and safety guidelines have been established for similar extracurricular activities to resume. The free chess sets are available on a first come first serve basis until the funds run out.
In June, we launched a GoFundMe fundraising campaign to benefit frontline healthcare heroes and to support low-income school chess.
We have delivered 800 Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches to frontline healthcare heroes working at five metro Atlanta hospitals, including Northside Duluth Hospital, Emory Johns Creek, Piedmont Atlanta, Grady Memorial, and Gwinnett Medical Center.
We also raised enough funds for 300 complete chess sets to support chess programs in sixty low-income schools, primarily in black and brown communities.
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