Last Sunday, we had another interesting session at Annandale Village. We had the session in their dining hall and so had great participation from eager and enthusiastic villagers. Thanks, Ms. Renea for suggesting the new venue.
We are excited that Chess for a Cause will be participating in the Chicks in Charge event on Oct 17, 2018 hosted by the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce. Attached is the link to the Gwinnett Daily Post article about the event:
The Chess for a Cause team participated in the fundraiser and disabilities awareness campaign of Annandale Village again this year. The team joined hundreds of walkers and runners in the spirit of caring and giving to make a powerful difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. We are very excited that we could raise about $260 for the cause this year.
After a busy exam season and some summer activities, we resumed chess sessions today at Bethesda Senior Center. The video on chess was well liked by the players and they are eager to see us back in 2 weeks. We also had new volunteers from the organization called Kids for Chess join us today.
We had an interesting session at Sexton Hall. The Forsyth County Seniors were very eager to learn and exercise their chess skills. Thanks to Mr. Hunter for all the support provided and the excitement shown.
The team had a wonderful time teaching and playing chess with the residents at Brookdale. One of the Seniors commented that she wanted to learn chess because she wanted to participate in activities that would keep her brain engaged and in use . We were so excited because that is the motto of Chess for a Cause, Use it or Lose it !! We also donated chess sets to the Center so residents could keep practicing.