Homeless Immigrant Family Finds a Home Thanks to Eight-Year-Old Chess Champion

03.25.19 You may have heard about eight-year-old Tanitoluwa (Tani) Adewumi who, just one week ago, was living with his family in a homeless shelter in New York City. Because of his outstanding performance at the New York Scholastic Chess Championship and the subsequent media attention he is receiving, a generous donor has come forward to offer his family a rent-free apartment, and a GoFundMe campaign has raised nearly $250,000 which his family will use to help other African immigrants through the new Tanitoluwa Adewumi Foundation.

Eight-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi won the primary championship section at the New York Scholastic Chess Championships. image Just Tani GoFundMe page

Thanks to many ChessMaine.net readers for bringing our attention to this incredible story.

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