Chess Team Competes in Championship

Thomas Edison Charter School is a K-8 school located in the Inner-City of Wilmington, Delaware. We serve 750 students and 95% of them live at or below the povery level. Wilmington is often in the news for its high crime and murder rate. Our students are rising above these circumstances! Not only are they Delaware's first National Champion Chess Team (2014 and 2016), but our students also attend some of the best high schools and colleges in the Nation. 

We need your help! There are nearly 300 students in our school who play chess during the school day in our First Move Chess Program, in the lunchroom and in our after school program. Your support will reach a large number of children. In April, we will be taking 20 students to the Junior High National Chess Championship in Atlanta, Georgia for five days . The cost, including transportation (airfare), hotel, meals, and tournament fees for twenty students, will be approximately $20,000 ($1000 per student). Students in the inner-city rarely have the opportunity to travel, but with your support they can be exposed to many wonderful experiences and compete on a national level.

Donations

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  • Michael Miller Jr 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Alison May 
    • $250 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Salome Thomas-El 
Organizer
Wilmington, DE
Patricia Winder 
Beneficiary
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