We helped the Hunter Elementary School Chess Club in Raleigh apply for a grant from the US Chess Women’s Program to hold a “Chess Moms Can Play Chess, Too” event. Hunter was one of 11 programs in the country to be awarded one of these grants funded by a generous gift in partnership with the Saint Louis Chess Club.
WFM Anuprita Patil of the Kings and Queens Chess Academy will give a brief talk to start the event on October 9 (which is a WCPSS teacher workday).
Each woman participating will receive a ChessKid basic adult account, free entry to our Chess Moms tournament for themselves and their children (who will play in a separate section), and free entry to 2019-2020 Hunter chess tournaments. The first 25 women to register will also receive a one-year online USCF membership (a $40 value).
We will present trophies to the winners in each section of the tournament. We will also have some special prizes which we will announce at the event.
Our goals are to encourage more women to play chess and to have more parent volunteers who can play with children during chess club meetings and tournaments.