Chess in Maine Schools Initiative Update

02.03.18 The Chess in Maine Schools (CiMS) Initiative was established to provide eligible schools functional, inexpensive chess equipment, a proven scholastic chess curriculum, and technical support in establishing and maintaining a successful chess program throughout the academic year. There continues to be opportunities for individuals and organizations to support the CiMS Initiative and for Maine schools to benefit from these generous donations.

Chess in Maine Schools founder Dan DeLuca meets with students at Beech Hill School in Otis, Maine. Beech Hill School is one of the recipient schools of the Chess in Maine Schools Initiative. Photo courtesy Liz Flood, Beech Hill School.

Click here to become a donor or get more information on the Chess in Maine Schools Initiative.

Thanks to the incredible support and generous donations from our sponcers, the Chess in Maine Schools Initiative has generated over $4,000 with the intent of establishing and supporting scholastic chess programs in Maine schools.

Thus far, the Initiative has selected four Maine schools who have demonstarted a willingness and dedication to establishing scholastic chess programs. The schools that have been selected are: Brooklin School in Brooklin, Beech Hill School in Otis, Cave Hill School in Franklin, and St. James School in Biddeford. These schools are the recipents of ten US Chess tournament sets, ten roll-up boards with algebraic notation, ten chess bags, ten digital chess clocks with time-delay feature, twenty student year-long memberships and a matching administrator membership to the instructional chess website, a 550-page, Common-Core aligned chess curriculum, and technical assistance in establishing and maintaining a scholastic chess club.

Selected CiMS Initiative Schools receive: US Chess tournament chess sets, board and bags,

digital chess clocks,

a chess curriculum,

memebrships to, and technical asistance.

We hope that you will consider becoming a donor to this initiative bringing chess to children in Maine schools!

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