WSCF is embarking on a new program to develop chess clubs on the near north and south sides of Milwaukee. We are currently working with Boys & Girls Clubs, Police Officers, and firefighters to start this program.

The intent is to find leaders who want to mentor youth. We have found over the years that the best way to grow chess in a city is to form new clubs. We have seen this happen in Sheboygan and Green Bay. When a school has a club and hosts a tournament, other schools follow.

It is helpful for these leaders to play chess but not required. Many leaders learn along with the students. Many clubs around the state are led by parents and teachers who don’t know how to play.
I have many teachers call me and ask for help in starting a club. They often don’t have money for a club. Hence, this program would be helpful to them as well.

WSCF will provide:
• Chess Sets
• Demonstration Board
• memberships for each student (up to 25 students)
• Medals and Trophies 3 times per year for in club tournaments
• Discounted entry fees for local WSCF tournaments
• Club leader training
• A $500 stipend for the leader at the end of the first year.

If you are interested in being a leader for a new chess club please contact Bob at .If you would like to donate to this cause please click on the donate button on the website.                                                     

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Bob Patterson-Sumwalt