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June 10, 2019

Since May of this year, Chess for a Cause team has started conducting chess sessions at the beautiful Milton Library (855 Mayfield Rd, Milton, GA 30009). Being summer-time we are getting lot of interest from adults and kids alike. We are grateful to Milton Library for providing the facility and helping us with promoting Chess in the senior community.

We had a great turnout today. Pictures will be posted soon.

We meet every other Sunday, our next session will be on the June 23rd from 2 to 3 PM. See you all there.

November 23, 2017

For Universal Children's Day (November 20th, 2017), kids from Chess for a Cause had a unique way to share their love for the community. These kids from Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton and Johns Creek got together at the Crabapple Senior Center, Alpharetta, to teach and play chess with seniors. 

To celebrate this year's Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF has invited children from around the world taking over key roles in media, politics, business, sport, and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted on 20th November. UN Sustainable Development Goal three states: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. However, mental health for seniors is one of the po...

November 4, 2017

Today, the Chess for a Cause team was at the “THE EXTRA MILE 5k WALK/RUN” for Annandale Village. This run was organized to help turn hope into reality for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Founded in 1969, Annandale Village is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated solely to providing progressive life assistance to adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries so they can maximize their abilities and maintain their independence in the least restrictive environment.

The Chess for a Cause team provides regular chess sessions at Annandale Village. A typical session consists of 2-5 volunteers from our club visiting Annandale Village for one-hour of interactive chess with the resid...

September 4, 2017

We are proud to announce the first Chess for a Cause school club at Johns Creek High School. 

Mr. Prajin Dhumal, president of the Johns creek High School Chess for a Cause club was at our chess session at Cottonwood Estates Gracious Retirement Living.  Since this was our first session at Cottonwood Estates, Prajin had a good idea about the process of starting chess for a cause sessions at a new facility. We exchanged the 4-H forms and procedures and look forward to inducting 15 new members from Johns Creek High School to the Chess for a Cause team.

We believe Chess for a Cause School clubs are a great way for a group of students from one school to come together and help one or two senior centers in their community. It provide...

August 14, 2017

July was a great month for Chess for a Cause team to consolidate our work across Atlanta area, register as a 4H club and spread our message to volunteers in Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

4H Club

Chess for a Cause is now a official 4H club. We are part of the Fulton County UGA Extension. We are grateful to Ms. Laurie Murrah-Hanson for helping us with the club formation.

Here are a couple of videos we took from the activities at this July. We are blown away by the speed at which seniors are picking up the game and the interest and dedication they have shown.

Crabapple Senior Center

Roswell Senior Center

Annandale Village

Dogwood Forest

July 3, 2017

On Monday, June 21, at Roswell Senior Center, student volunteers from “Chess for a Cause” gathered to teach and play chess with seniors. This introductory chess lesson was organized to raise Brain Awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research.

The chess session started with a presentation on why chess is important for seniors today. The game was explained through an interactive video and hands -on practice.  The session ended with game play between kids and seniors. The seniors were very engaged and active throughout the session. A tournament chess set was donated to the center to allow seniors to continue playing (courtesy US Chess Trust).

Chess for a Cause, is a non-profit association formed by high school students as a first ste...

June 23, 2017

Alpharetta, GA – Student volunteers from ‘Chess for a Cause’ organized a chess session on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Crabapple Senior Center. The introductory session was aimed at creating brain awareness and interest in chess as a means way to achieve balanced exercise for the brain.

Ms Heidi Sowder, center manager at Crabapple Senior Center was present to support the event, she said “The Crabapple seniors enjoyed challenging their brains and learning something new! They also appreciated the gift of the chess set. It will allow them to practice what they learned.” 

Introductory chess session started with a presentation on why chess is important for seniors today. The game was explained through video, and hands on practice. Session...

June 17, 2017

Efforts by Chess for a Cause team towards engaging seniors with youth through Chess, was acknowledged with selection to attend Healthy communities summit in beautiful Augusta Convention center. Our team had a enlightening and enriching experience listening to speakers and participating in neuroplasticity exercises. The award ceremony was inspiring and we also got an opportunity to meet with Ms. Aby Cox, Director of the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services (DAS), Ms. Minica Walters, Board Member and many other inspiring personalities.

We look forward to presenting at the Health Communities Summit next year. Thank 

May 21, 2017

We had fun filled event at Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex, this Saturday. Firstly want to thank Ms Sabrina Hudson, Aging service Program coordinator and Ms. Lila Womack, Life Enrichment Coordinator, for giving us the opportunity to showcase chess during their community event. We were overwhelmed by the interest and enthusiasm shown by seniors, who engaged our youth to a few challenging games of Chess. They also invited us to come for more sessions. We also got additional interest from other senior living facilities in the area and we hope to expand our reach to seniors in those communities as well.

This month's theme was centered around "Older Americans Month" and age out loud. We had several seniors...

May 15, 2017

Today we have two wonderful chess sessions at Providence Senior Care and Wesley Woods respectively. We are glad to see more volunteers show up for the events. This time we also wanted to celebrate Older Americans Month (#oam17), by letting our seniors express themselves through "Age Out Loud" (#AgeOutLoud) selfies. We had a few interesting games today at Providence Senior Care and we look forward to the next session on the 21st May. Here are some pictures we took during today's session. 

At Wesley Woods we were able to support continuous game play as well as one one training sessions simultaneously, thanks to our new volunteers. Today being a Mother's Day we had a fewer attendees and we expect attendance to go up in our next sess...

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