Thank you to everyone that attended and supported our fundraiser.

We were honored to welcome the Queen of Katwe, Phiona Mutesi, and distinguished speakers Robert Katende and Salome Thomas-EL on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

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Phiona Mutesi

Robert Katende

Salome Thomas-EL


Avista donates to America’s Foundation for Chess to help schools in their area (Spokane, WA) implement First Move. CEO Scott Morris was invited to visit a classroom. It looks like he had fun!

Thank you!

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