Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fund-raising and thank yous

Tomorrow night we finally leave for the National High School Championship!  Desmond is very excited and working on Chess Tempo tactical training right now.  He picks out the right moves right away while I take a bit more time to decide what to do.  I played Alex today and his game has improved.  He sees some great tactical moves that will net material and space.  Nick stopped by to play.  I like how aggressive his game has become and how competitive he plays.  Shane worked on Chess Tempo, as well.  Even though I gave out all the paperwork and forms to fill out by today (and even made sure Andrew had two copies of each form), only Miles delivered.  I sure hope they get everything in order by tomorrow.

We have been planning this trip since January and have been raising money where possible.  We sold hundreds of ring-pops, Krispy Kreme donuts, and ran a successful car wash.  Our earnings totaled over $2000 and donors provided another $1800.  Some major thank yous are in order.  These are the people and organizations that supported our chess club team:

  • Splash-and-Dash Gas
  • Krispy Kreme Donuts
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Blaine County School District
  • Prinicpal Peter Jurovich
  • Katrina Kolman
  • Dody Chatterton
  • Tim Richards and Family
  • Norman Friedman
  • Edward Wheeler & Elizabeth Simpson
  • Marshall Peterson
  • Harry & Michelle Griffith
  • Mark & Jami Grassi
  • Elizabeth Hendrix
  • Blair Hull
  • Hull Family Foundation
A very special thank you to Mr. Blair Hull & the Hull Family Foundation for a very generous donation.  Without the support of our WRHS faculty and staff, and the Wood River Valley community, this trip would not have been possible.  Chess is very important to these young adults and has been a very positive influence.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck to the Chess Nut and his players!
    Yes I miss you!



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