Chess Camp Encourages Mastery in Chess & Charity
By Rishi Sethi
July 1, 2010
The Grandmaster Summer
Chess Camp held at Barrington High School continues a tradition of service through learning. Each of the chess events that are held with
GM Shulman highlight a specific charity that the children, families
and friends can contribute towards. This tradition has become a favorite
feature of the chess community because students enjoy being responsible
for helping the charity and they play a role in the selection process
of the particular charity. In keeping with this unique tradition; a
small portion of the proceeds from this Summer Chess Camp were donated
to a local environmental organization called Citizens For Conservation
that focuses on "Saving Living Space for Living Things." North Barrington
School students Laila Franklin and Jack Bradley were proud to be Project
Leaders for the service arm of the Summer Chess Camp. They were excited
about their leadership role and distributed literature about the program
while taking time to inform other students about "being good to the
earth" as stated by Jack Bradley.
Project leaders Jack Bradley and Laila Franklin donating the check of $100 to Citizens For Conservation Volunteer Sam Oliver. The photo was taken in the open fields where CFC works towards preserving open space.
The sessions will feature GM Yury Shulman, GM Alex Onishuk, GM Gregory Kaidanov and GM
Mesgen Amanov. The Grandmasters who taught at this
camp were originally from Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Russia. A second session of
GM Yury Shulman's Summer Chess Camp will be offered July 12 - 16 at
Barrington High School and by popular request a similar chess camp is
being offered at Quest Academy August 2 - 6.
Please visit www.shulmanchess.com
for details. The chess community
is invited to share their creative ideas for introducing new service
projects through chess in the area.