Blizzard here tonight, it's awful out there. In my email a notice this evening from the Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation:
8th Annual All GirlsTourament At Cardinal Stritch April 13th
The annual All Girls chess tournament will be held this year at Cardinal Stritch College in Fox Point. What is special this year is that there is a fund drive to make the tournament free for all students. Organizers are planning for between 150 and 200 girls from across the state. If the fund drive reaches its goal the tournament will be free for all. Each participant will recieve a t-shirt and a $5 food voucher. Eligible partipants will be able to compete for $1000 in scholarships and 28 trophies in four divisions. Complete information can be found on the informational flyer . Check out further information and if you can, make a donation. Every little bit helps! To date close to $1300 has been raised toward the $7000 goal.
This is a great event for our local chess femmes and, indeed, girls come from all over Wisconsin and elsewhere to compete.
It would be FABULOUS if the fund-raising goal is reached that will enable each girl to play for free! Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution.