Read this selection of news stories, press releases and our Chess Lady's Blog.
On Thursday May 10th, 2012 America's Foundation for Chess hosted their first annual Chess Rocks! fundraising event. The event was hosted at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, WA and featured catering by Rovers with Thierry Routureau as Chef in the Hat and music by Michael Wastman. The event kicked off with appetizers paired with beautiful DeLille wines and later dinner was served under the tent in the gardens. The food was decadent and the cause was clear. Chess Rocks! aimed to reach new donors as well as bring awareness about the funding deficit for enrichment programs in our nations schools to the forefront. The event was a success!
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By Eileen Blass USA Today
SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. — Quiet, please. The second- and third-graders at McGinn Elementary School are playing chess, which means they're concentrating, which means they shouldn't be interrupted...Read More
SARTELL, Minn. — Some may think chess is boring and too difficult, but many students who are members of clubs across the country couldn't care less what others may think of it. Read More
BELLEVUE, WA, January 17, 2011 – Move over lunch lady….The Chess Lady is making her move to classrooms nationwide. Chess is now inspiring second and third grade students around the country thanks to an innovative program from America’s Foundation for Chess: First MoveTM. This award-winning program introduces chess – with the help of an unexpected classroom celebrity, The Chess Lady...Read More
In October, NBC’s “TODAY” had its cameras focused on students and staff at Northgate Crossing Elementary in Spring ISD. The TV show wanted the scoop on the district’s use of First Move, a curriculum for second and third graders that, through the game of chess, teaches math concepts, critical thinking and social skills...Read More.