The Brooklin School is First Beneficiary of CiMS Initiative

09.30.17 We are delighted to report that the Brooklin School, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Hancock County Maine, is the first school to benefit from the Chess in Maine Schools Initiative. The school will receive tournament-quality chess sets, roll-up boards, bags, digital chess clocks, a 550-page Common-Core-aligned chess curriculum, twenty year-long memberships, and ongoing technical support in establishing and maintaining a scholastic chess program.

The Brooklin School is on their way to establishing a scholastic chess program thanks to the Chess in Maine Schools Initiative.

Thanks to our corporate sponsor Hartt Transportation and to the dozens of individual donors to the Chess in Maine Schools Initiative for making these gifts possible.

To donate to the Chess in Maine Shools Initiative please visit our GoFundMe page.

For more information on the Brooklin School please visit their website.

For more information or to purchase a CiMS Initiative package for your school please contact web editor and Maine Chess Association Vice President Dan DeLuca at

The total CiMS package is valued at $500 and includes the following:

*Ten tournament-quality chess sets
*Ten green-and-buff roll-up chess boards with algebraic notation
*Ten zippered chess set bags
*Ten digital chess clocks
*A 550-page Common-Core-aligned chess curriculum
*Twenty year-long memberships
*Online, technical assistance meetings with staff
*Ongoing technical assistance in establishing and maintaining a scholastic chess club

Middle school teachers at the Brooklin School--and valiant scholastic chess club advisors!--Amy Bebell (left) and Becky Tapley.

The Blue Hill Peninsula, where the Brooklin School is located, presents a beautiful tableau of quintessential downeast Maine.

The Brooklin School is the first of eight schools slated to receive support from the Chess in Maine Schools Initiative during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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