Minor Threats Chess Club

 
Raised: $15,025.00
Goal: $20,000.00
 
 
 

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Jason Bui

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The Minor Threats Chess Club is made up kids ages 7 - 13 from inner city Philadelphia. The club practices and competes year round around Philadelphia. Since the beginning of last schoo... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Jason Bui 29 days ago

Finally a somewhat decent picture of our trophies from States.

 

Some of our team / trophies from States

 
 

Updated posted by Jason Bui 1 month ago

THANK YOU!

Thank you for supporting the MTCC. This weekend we went to the PA State Scholastic Chess Championships in Carlisle, PA. I took 14 kids. Most of them competed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They learned so much. They learned a lot about chess and they also learned important social skills and life lessons. Some of the new kids had never been outside of Philadelphia before.

We returned with 11 trophies! This was our best showing to date!

Now we're getting reading for Junior High Nationals (April 25th - 27th) in Atlanta, GA and (hopefully) Elementary Nationals (May 8th-10th).

Thank you so much for your support. The kids work incredibly hard but most of their families can't afford the full cost of these trips. They wouldn't be able to go with out help. So, thank you for the PMA. Thank you for helping to change the lives of these inner-city kids.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Jason Bui 3 months ago

I'd just like to thank everyone for their generous donations and kind / inspirational comments. These kids work so hard and thanks to people like you they are going to get to travel and compete. These trips will be life changing for my kids. I don't know how you heard about us. So I don't know if you've seen this yet.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/24378732/minor-threats-chess-club-hopes-to-attend-competition-through-fundraiser?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9701967

or this

http://minorthreatschessclub.bigcartel.com/

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
- Jason Bui Coach/Founder of the MTCC

 
 
 

Created by Jason Bui on October 28, 2013

The Minor Threats Chess Club is made up kids ages 7 - 13 from inner city Philadelphia. The club practices and competes year round around Philadelphia.

Since the beginning of last school year the kids have played in 32 chess tournaments including the PA State Scholastic Chess Championships in Carlisle, PA and the SuperNationals V Chess Championships in Nashville, PA.

With your help they will be able to complete in the State Championships and two National Championships again this year.

We need approximately $2,500 to take 15 kids and 5 adults to the State Championships in Carlisle, PA for two nights in March. Last year I was able to take 10 kids and we came back with a total of 7 trophies.

We need approximately $7,500 to take 15 kids and 5 adults to the Junior High National Championships in Atlanta, GA for five nights in April and approximately $12,000 to take 12 kids and 4 adults to the Elementary National Championships in Dallas, TX in May. Last year I took 8 kids to SuperNationals. We won a team trophy and Tahvon won an individual trophy.

Your donation will make a huge impact on the lives of inner-city youth who are eager to achieve great things through chess. A $20 donation would pay for a hotel room for one child. A $50 donation would pay the Nationals tournament entry fee for one child. A $100 donation would cover one child’s expenses for the State Championships. A $200 donation would pay for one child’s bus ride to Atlanta. A $500 donation would cover one child’s expenses for one of the national tournaments.
 
 
 
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I donated money in the name of my Son John Torres who use to play Chess he pass away 2 years ago wishing you all the Best and Good Luck Many Blessing

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go minor threats! ya!

 

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All of your photos melt my heart. Those kids have the biggest smiles on their faces, and you can tell that they are so psyched! I wish you and the team many more chess-induced smiles :)

 

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