Tuesday, June 19, 2007

SPICE / Knight Raider Chess Club

This is the first ever meeting of the Texas Tech SPICE / Knight Raider Chess Club (June 18, 2007)
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Anonymous said...

My children attended the SPICE chess tournament at Lubbock High recently and loved it. Thank you so much for doing it. My 4-year-old already loves chess and even at her young age is quite precocious and really enthusiastic about the game. I would love to see other children exposed to that.

We live in the small community of New Deal, just 5 minutes north of Lubbock. Finacially, this community may be limited but when it comes to heart, it is not. I wanted to invite your program to be involved in a community program we're going to host on June 5 - the Independence Celebration. It is our small community's largest gathering and pulls visitors from Lubbock, Abernathy, Idalou, Shallowater and other surrounding towns. The event will include a parade (10 a.m.) and street fair (on Monroe Street across from the school) that is free. The kids love it. At the street fair, everyone sets up different attractions, challenges, and games then gives out some prizes. (For example, my husband, I and our church are building and opperating a very small miniature golf course for the kids this year, a bowling lane, and a ring toss.) Later in the evening there will be a dance, concerts and dinner - the proceeds of which support our volunteer fire department. This is a civic event and all members of the community become involved.

What I'd really appreciate is if some member of your organization could come and take part in the parade, or perhaps set up a big chess board at the street fair. I'd love to get kids here excited about chess. If you have the time or are available, I hope you'll come and share in the fun.

If you know of anyone else who would be willing and able to take part in this event, please pass my information along. I really thank you very much, for everything.

Just so you know, the booths are free for anyone who wants to host an information booth at the fair or an activity booth or a table with chess boards. :) Anything would be appreciated. If interested, please contact me at amber@newdealcelebration.com