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2017 All-Girls Chess Camp

$1,205 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 6 months
Created August 9, 2017
Dear friends, family, and anyone who happens to stumble on this page,

As many of you know already, for the last three years, I have been holding the NJ All-Girls Chess Camp - a one-day program that caters to young, interested (sometimes even completely non-interested) future female chess players in hopes of exposing them to the game or helping to retain their interest in it. Since the camp is 100% free to all participants, I hope that you would be willing to help donate in order to help provide each player with a t-shirt, chess set, and a beginner's training book. Every dollar would be greatly appreciated.

For those of you new here, the camp is one of many steps I hope to take in order to help close the huge gender gap in the game of chess. If you look at the top rated female player my age in the US, their rating is maybe about 2200 but if you look at the top male player my age, their rating is somewhere around 2600. With this camp and hopefully later on branches in various states (if interested in helping organize one in other states, please contact me at girlschess.nj@gmail.com), I am hoping to inspire and spread my love of chess to more young girls in hopes of at least increasing the number of female players and helping them find other players of the same gender around them, and perhaps even to help the next top female player in the US to discover the game.

Rather than bore you with a mountain of facts about the huge gender disparity, I just want to leave you with the thought that of the top 100 players in the world, only 1 is female. We can change that.

Thank you,
Alice Dong
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$1,205 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 6 months
Created August 9, 2017
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