The Mayor of Cleveland holds a Youth Summit every year to help families in Cleveland prepare to send their children back to school, promote the benefits of an education, and provide many resources that help foster a love of learning. Last Saturday we were able to promote chess at our booth by interacting with students and adults from all around Northeast Ohio. Those who came to our booth were able to play a game against us and ask us any questions they had about the moves they made. Ultimately, anyone who played exceptionally was awarded free entry into the 2014 Cleveland Scholastic Chess Open! On the whole, we thought that this year’s Youth Summit was absolutely phenomenal. There were a myriad of exhibitors and the atmosphere was full of a truly contagious enthusiasm for learning— for the pursuit of knowledge. It was a pleasure to interact with the public and to see how excited people were to sit down at the board and play a game of chess. Even better, many of the people we talked with told us that playing chess helps keep their mind sharp! We look forward to continue spreading the joy and benefits of the game!
Take a look at some of the pictures from the event: