USCF Home arrow Chess Life Online arrow 2010 arrow April arrow Chess Without Borders Join Millions of Volunteers Worldwide on Global Youth Service Day
Chess Without Borders Join Millions of Volunteers Worldwide on Global Youth Service Day Print E-mail
By Kiran Frey   
April 28, 2010
Chess Without Borders celebrated Global Youth Service Day on April 24th. GM Shulman and his chess students joined millions of volunteers around the globe to show the powerful impact volunteers can make in the world through service learning.
CWBkids.jpg

Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and is now celebrated in over 100 countries. On GYSD, children and youth address the world’s most critical issues in partnership with families, schools, community and businesses.

On April 24th 2010 a chess tournament was held at Hough Street Elementary School in Barrington, IL Teacher Maggie Gruber from Hough Street School organized the tournament. Over 30 youth and adults volunteered in a variety of capacities to make this event a success. From generously volunteering service hours to donating food supplies several families made their contributions to make this event memorable. The entire proceeds raised from the tournament will be donated towards educating Meher, a little girl who has endured multiple plastic surgeries and reconstruction of her hands from funds provided by Chess Without Borders. Another simultaneous project conducted by a ten-year-old chess student during this tournament was to ask chess families for donations of care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan.

US Sergeant Steven Chartier was invited to the tournament as a special guest. He is a chess player so was delighted to have had the opportunity to play against GM Shulman.
YurySteve.jpg
Sergeant Chartier played continuous chess matches against many students during the entire time the tournament lasted. He was presented with GM Shulman’s textbook and two chess sets to carry with him when he returns to serve his mission.

GM Shulman and his students from Chess Without Borders identify and address the needs of their communities, organize to provide opportunities for youth engagement and promote and raise awareness of young people as assets and resources to their communities.

Kiran Frey, Volunteer with CWB


 
Advertisement

April - Chess Life Online 2010

FIDE Trainers Seminar for Women Instant Replay: Topalov-Anand Game 5 Drawn Anand on Top so Far in Sofia Kasparov, Karpov and Carlsen to Appear at New York City BenefitInstant Replay: Anand Wins Game Four Chess Without Borders Join Millions of Volunteers Worldwide on Global Youth Service Day Nakamura to Relocate to Saint LouisA Couch Potato's Guide to the World Championship - Part II Aleksandr Lenderman: Officially a Grandmaster Expert Meets Grandmaster: A Personal Perspective on Playing Maurice Ashley Anand Evens Score in Sofia Topalov Begins Match with Big Win A Volunteer's Perspective on Columbus: A Blue Apron & Female Fire A Couch Potato's Guide to Topalov-Anand Santarius Wins Hales Corners Challenge XIField finalized for 2010 U.S. Championship All-Girls Nationals: Ballantyne Ties with Chen and Wins UTD Scholarship High School Nationals: The Biggest Tie Ever and Hunter on Top $10,000 Up for Grabs at the US Championship Blitz Open Kudrin and Ivanov Win Hartford Open Meekins and Ong Lead High School; Matlin Leads All GirlsThe National High School and All Girls Begin in ColumbusIn Columbus, Ryba Wins Blitz, Low and Uesgui Take Bug Abby on Columbus, College and her Last Scholastic Game Final Four: UMBC beats Brownsville to retain titleThe Quest to Qualify by IM Altounian GM Jesse Kraai Takes Clear First in Reno Vela, IS 318, Adelberg and Lee on Top at the Junior High Nationals Four GMs Tie in Saint Louis Open College Final Four Update: Brownsville vs. Maryland Baltimore County Four Lead the Saint Louis Open Adelberg and IS 318 in Clear Lead at Junior High NationalsJunior High School Nationals: Day 1 ReportFinal Four Kicks Off in BrownsvilleTournament of Champions Final: Altounian vs. StudenNakagawa Takes First in K-9 BlitzThe Grandmaster ApartmentRecord field set for Saint Louis OpenGM Pascal Charbonneau on Blitzing the Donald Benge Memorial 2010 Grand Prix Sponsors: ChessLecture.com and ChessMagnetSchool.com The Final Scoop on the Philadelphia Open GM Robert Hess is the 2010 Samford Fellow Benefactor Membership Upgrade AvailableThe Story of IS 318: Interview with the Director of Chess Movie Kamsky Tops Philadelphia Open New USCF Rating Floors Implemented Far West Open BeginsBe a USCF Benefactor! The Scoop Begins at the Philadelphia Open The April Check is in the Mail