(ATTENTION!! To RSVP & Register for
the Grand Match Gala, scroll to the
bottom of this Mega-zine.)
Welcome back to yet another edition of our bi-monthly CHESS MEGA-Zine.™ We hope this message finds you well and inspires you to join us in our efforts to motivate minds and bridge communities through the game of chess.
We are gearing up for our Fifth Annual 2008 Chess Test Tutors Grand Match Gala, an exciting chess tournament which brings together the best players of our many school programs for a night of family fun and healthy competition. All year long, our student's look forward to testing their mettle against the best of the best from the 10 unified school districts we serve.
With family and friends looking on, more than 100 student's compete for individual and team trophies. It is the dream of every Chess Tutors student to earn the right to represent their school and win the
Grand Match Gala title.
We fervently believe, "Teamwork makes the dream work." Furthermore, you are receiving this
MEGA-Zine™ because we consider
you apart of our team.
In that regard, your contribution and support make our efforts more achievable as we strive to bring the many benefits of a chess education to one million children, one school at a time.
Thank you for your support and consideration!
|Cool People Who Play Chess
L.A. Lakers # 17 Sir Andrew Bynum
Andrew Bynum uses his Celebrity to
Reject illiteracy and Promote Education!!
Chess Test Tutors is proud to announce that we
have teamed up with fellow chess player and
Los Angeles Laker Center Andrew Bynum. In the following exclusive interview conducted by Chess
Tutors own K. Ali Ellington, Mr. Bynum shared
some of his thoughts on chess and explained its significance in his life.
How did you get into chess?
"When I was in the 4th grade, I joined an after-school chess program to help me improve in math."
What was it about chess that held your interest?
"Chess is the ultimate strategy game! I love strategy games!"
How has chess influenced your life?
"Chess serves as a fun pastime because it really challenges my mind. It exercises my mind and increases my ability to think several moves ahead, in everything I do."
A glimpse of what it feels like to be put in Check by Has chess in any way made you a better basketball player?
SIR ANDREW Bynum!!
"Definitely! Playing chess sharpens my game by enhancing my attention to detail. For instance, when I study the playback tape of someone like Tim Duncan, I'm more able to zero-in on everything he's doing so that I can improve my own game as well as defend against Tim. Also, chess gives me the most tangible example of cause and effect. Every move on the chess board has a consequence. Well, so does every move in life. So, I guess you can say, chess has prepared me for life.
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|GRAND MATCH GALA JUNE 13, 2008!|
LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!
Our Fifth Annual Chess Test Tutors Grand Match Gala will be held at the home of our 2006-2007 Chess Test Tutors GMG Defending Champions "Linwood E. Howe Elementary," 4100 Irving Place, Culver City, CA., on June 13th at 6PM.
To secure your child's position and receive a T-shirt (@ no additional charge) you must RSVP no later than June 3, 2008 and register no later than June 5, 2008. Limited spaces available.
Must first RSVP by emailing us at: GMG@chesstutors.org or contact our office @
Please include your child's name, grade, school name, phone number, cell number, email address and T-shirt size.
Once we receive your RSVP, you can register. There are three ways to register:
1.) Online through our PayPal account (See last page on this Mega-zine to register NOW!) -OR -
2.) Submit your registration and payment by mail -OR-
3.) Submit your registration and $25 payment in a envelop marked GMG Chess Test Tutors to an administrator in your school office.
Due to the high volume of calls we typically receive each year regarding the GMG, we request that all parents email rather than phone us any questions you may have. Submit your questions at GMG@chesstutors.org. Otherwise call number above. Thank you!MOTIVATING MINDS . BRIDGING COMMUNITIES
|What are Educators saying...
Tutors have given several at-risk students a reason to come to
school. The program provides not only a fun activity to
attend after school, but instructors that make them feel truly gifted." Lou Mardesic, Assistant Principal
"As a teacher, I have observed many instructors work with children. Some were excellent while others were not so well qualified. However, Chess Tutors has set a new standard for excellence. They are knowledgeable, organized and dynamic presenters. "
Kathy Sullivan, Teacher
"In an era where most of the jobs our students
will obtain have not even been created, Chess Test Tutors has provided a foundation
for critical thinking with an eye on problem solving. Our only hope is that we
will be able to provide our students with the next five phases of the
Chess Test Tutors program."
Give us feed back about our program by clicking chesstutors.org/feedback.html. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you!!
Chess Tutors Needs Your Help!
We are seeking tax deductible contributions to further expand our Non-Profit In-class and After School Academic Chess Tutorial program to communities that need it most. Please email your interest in providing any of
We have reached a new plateau
in our Mission.
The demands on our services have begun to outpace the
resources necessary to meet them. Presently, we require an expanded
and dedicated supporting cast of individuals like you. With your contribution we can reach an ever growing number of at risk youth.
The Call of the Hour!
Our Annual Chess Test Tutors Grand Match Gala is fast approaching! Beyond
the enormous administrative costs of the tournament, we are also
seeking donations towards or contributions of the following bulk
- Various Healthy Snacks
- Juice, Water
- Trophies, Medals
- Chess Clocks
- A new Giant chess set
- Chess Props
- Stop watches
the above items to GMG@chesstutors.org or simply make a financial contribution by clicking below.
"TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK"
Just for fun!
There are many castles in the world, but who is strong enough to move one?
Any chess player!
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