Chess 4 Charity, Founded by Elementary School Kids, Raises $11,000 -- Third Annual Event will be on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Chess 4 Charity (http://www.chess4charity.com) was founded by a first grader and a third grader, and has already raised over $11,000. The third annual Chess 4 Charity event will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014. 100% of all proceeds will go to the Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

We wanted to show people that even little kids can make a big difference

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The third annual Chess 4 Charity event will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Our Lady of Good Council School (OLGC), in Vienna, VA, at 12:30pm. 100% of all proceeds will go to the Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Come play in a chess tournament and help raise money for a great cause.

Chess 4 Charity (http://www.chess4charity.com) was founded by a first grader and a third grader, and has already raised over $11,000 for this and other worthy causes.

Co-founders Gabby (now age 12) & Garrett (now age 10), say, “we wanted to show people that even little kids can make a big difference.” They want to encourage other kids not to be intimidated, and try to create and start charity events too. Gabby says, “just start small, with something fun to you.” Garrett says, “don’t worry how big it will be, just try something.”

You don’t have to be a chess player to participate. All age levels and all skill levels are welcome at the event. There will be pizza, a snackbar, a raffle and other fun activities, so feel free to stop by to buy some lunch or snacks (proceeds go to the charity). After the main chess tournament, stick around for a chance to play in a “simul” against a National Master.

Even if you live out of town, or you can’t attend in person, you can still participate. You can:

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About Chess 4 Charity: Chess 4 Charity, Inc. (http://www.chess4charity.org & http://www.chess4charity.com) is a non-profit corporation founded by two Elementary School children (in Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.). Co-founders Gabby (then in 3rd grade) & Garrett (then in 1st grade) came up with the idea to combine Garrett's passion for chess and Gabby's passion for helping others, by holding a chess tournament to raise money for charity. It started as an idea to hold just one chess tournament, but because that was so successful, it has grown into a company, with annual events attended by over one hundred people each year, T-shirt sales, sponsorship opportunities, and more. Chess 4 Charity has raised over $11,000 for charities, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, and the Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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