Coronavirus Relief Fund for Chess Emporium

Chess Emporium opened in 1993.

Over the last 27 years we have taught chess to children in the age group of 4 to 14 years old.

Our mission has been to help parents and children foster important life skills, through the study and play of chess, for their future.

Skills such as personal accountability, self regulation, and conscientious effort. We consider each child, and the time we get to work with them, as a precious gift.

We have been fortunate to have taught chess to over 110,000 children during these years.

We support over 300 schools in Phoenix metro with after school chess programs, and operate 3 brick and mortar scholastic chess academies  in Tempe, Scottsdale, and No. Phoenix.

Currently about 30% of our staff is past students we taught in the 1990's and early 2000's.

Last year we ran over 400 chess tournaments and delivered over 9,000 classes. We taught over 7,000 children and were on our way to the same number this year when Covid 19 hit.

Because of Covid 19, with the lock-down, and delay in schools opening, we have been hard hit as a firm.

All of our districts and schools are anxious for us to return to teaching chess, be it in August, September, October, or Spring.

Dependent on the timing in the future, we know children eventually will be back in school.

We are still operating 3 of our 4 academies this summer and are prepared to deliver chess to the schools.

We do need some help financially.  #SmallBusinessRelief

Consider this a petition to all families that we taught their children to see if they can lend a helping hand. We would not have taken this step if it was not truly needed.

If you feel moved to help us forward, any donation will help.

We are simply making sure core staff and basic operating costs are covered as the rebound develops.

So many of our families are experiencing financial stress and are struggling as we are.

If you are in a position to help, please know we are truly grateful for that help.

T. Scott Freneaux.


  • Ashwini Mahajan 
    • $10 
    • 3 d
  • Molly Malone 
    • $10 
    • 3 d
  • Wendy Brown 
    • $25 
    • 4 d
  • Amy Waite 
    • $20 
    • 5 d
  • Jocelyn Nguyen 
    • $40 
    • 5 d
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T. Scott Freneaux 
Scottsdale, AZ
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