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January 25, 2018

Chess for a Cause team conducted a chess session on the occasion of Universal Children's day in November 2017. This event was recorded and featured in FGTV.

January 8, 2018

2018 started with giving, thanks to the Disney Grant received by Chess for a Cause. Donated 2 chess sets to Bethesda Senior Center at the end of the chess session today so the seniors could check them out as needed.

November 24, 2017

The team conducted a chess session at Bethesda Senior Center on Nov 20th, 2017 . The center will now offer these sessions the second and fourth Monday of every month.  The Seniors who attended the first session were very engaged and enjoyed playing with the team.

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 20, 2017

We had a wonderful and exciting chess team at the Parc at Duluth. The seniors were really good at chess and challenged us with some of their chess moves :) We enjoyed playing with them and look forward to playing with them again in two weeks.

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