Saturday, May 14, 2011

Actor Jack Black Helps Raise Money for Founder of Chess Academy

Jack Black as "Hamlet" - love the teeshirt!
Good for Jack Black!  I fell madly in love with him when he did "School of Rock."  And he is just so damn cute in "The Holiday."  Cute and sexy and just a little bit chubby, lots to hug and hug. 

From the
Jack Black Headlining Altadena Fundraiser Today
The well-known comedy actor is helping raise money for a cancer patient who founded a chess non-profit.
May 14, 2011
By Dan Abendschein | Email the author | 5:59am

Comedian and actor Jack Black will be in Altadena today for a day-long fundraiser for a cancer patient who founded a chess non-profit that has served several local school districts.

The fundraiser is for Dave Melrose, a one time barista at a Old Pasadena coffee house, who moved to Carlsbad to found the San Diego Chess Academy non-profit, according to a website designed to raise money to treat Melrose's cancer.

The chess academy has served several local school districts, including Pasadena Unified School District, according to the site.

Tickets start at $30, and the event information can be found on the site, as well as a list of all the musicians, comedians, and spoken word artists who will be performing.

Melrose is well-known to the arts scene in Altadena, according to a Pasadena Weekly write-up of the event, and the fundraiser has also attracted attention from the Los Angeles Times. The Altadenablog has some more info about Melrose's life in an article here.

By Dan Abendschein | Email the author | 5:59am

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