To the Editor: Thanks chess supporters

The last tournament of local free chess tournaments for students finished in February to conclude another successful season for local K-12 chess players. The average attendance for the six monthly tournaments was 70 students per tournament, and 190 kids participated in one or more tournaments. Thanks to our sponsors, donors and fund-raising, every student was awarded a medal or trophy at each tournament. Thanks to the following groups of donors for making this possible.

Donations at the sponsorship level: Richmond Elementary School PTO, Faller Elementary School PTO, Gateway Elementary School PTO, Las Flores Elementary School PTO, Murray Middle School PTO, Ridgecrest Kiwanis Club, Pierce Elementary School PTO, IWV Construction, Just Imagine and Anonymous.

Donations at the co-sponsorship level: Pierce Elementary School PTO, Inyokern Elementary PTO, Monroe Middle School PTO, Anonymous (3), the Ford family and the Moroz family,

Donations were also received from the following: Gary Maxwell, Matthew and Wendy Baudhuin, Darlene Uetz, Pierce Elementary School staff, Koontz family (door prize), Sara Olson, Elijah and Megahn Yeager and anonymous donors (13).

For more information, to offer to volunteer or to make a donation, please contact Chief Tournament Director Dwight Morgan at 760-377-0034 or The 2017-2018 season begins the first week of September 2017 at Gateway Elementary School.

Dwight Morgan, Scholastic Chess Tournament Director

Story First Published: 2017-04-07