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We Surpassed Our Orginal Goal!

the project

Since the Idlewild Elementary Chess Club burst onto the scene 6 years ago, the Chess Team has won national trophies in rated and unrated categories.  By teaching players at all levels, Idlewild's Chess Team continues to grow. 

Spring is tournament season for school age chess. The Idlewild Chess Team is big on talent but low on experience. To bring them experience, we want to go to the National Junior Chess Tournament in Atlanta, GA. 



the steps

Students will prep for the Atlanta tournament by attending Chess Club once a week and Chess Team practice twice a week. In addition, each child will complete a series of homework lessons from the Comprehensive Chess Course, Volume I.

why we're doing it

Academic and chess master Peter Dauvergne argues: “Chess is an especially effective teaching tool. It can equally challenge the minds of girls and boys, gifted and average, athletic and non-athletic, rich and poor. It can teach children the importance of planning and the consequences of decisions. “It can further teach how to concentrate, how to win and lose gracefully, how to think logically and efficiently, and how to make tough and abstract decisions.”

This campaign will supplement the costs for 8 students to travel to Atlanta to continue to grow as chess players and as leaders of the school.



DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 3/23/18):

RAISED = $1,770.00
less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $80.32
less Payment Processing Fee (3%) $48.19

Lodging for 3 nights for 10 people $1300
Gas and Food to and from Atlanta for 2 mini vans $300


STRETCH BUDGET (as of 3/21/18):

Lodging for 3 nights for 10 people $1300
Gas and Food to and from Atlanta for 2 mini vans $300

SUBTOTAL = $1,600
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $80
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $48


Lodging for 3 nights for 10 people $1300.

Subtotal = $1,300
ioby Platform Fee $35
Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $65
Donation Processing Fee (3%) $39
Total to Raise = $1,439


We Surpassed Our Orginal Goal!

Thank you for supporting Idlewild's Chess Team! We have raised our original goal to cover lodging to the Regional Chess Tournament in Atlanta. We have decided to have one final push to raise $300 more dollars to help pay for travel costs like gas and snacks. Help us reach our new goal before we close out the campaign this Friday!


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  • Chris dad
  • Anonymous
  • Taneshia McClain
  • teja
  • Lets go Idlewild!!!
  • Judith Kearney
  • Meredith Coupe'
  • Oscar
  • Nagasai A.
  • Claire Prince
  • Kelly T.
  • Stephen Cox
  • Pam
  • Chase
  • Anonymous
  • V. Nollan
  • Darla Mayse
  • Anonymous
  • CW
  • Go Team!
  • Sasha Kostina
  • Mumzy & Papa Doc
  • Caleb Park