Sponsored by the Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation.
The 8th annual All Girls Championships will be held at Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on April 13th. $1000 dollars in scholarships will be awarded with trophies to top 5 players and top two teams in four divisions. T-shirts and $5 food vouchers will be given to each participants depending upon a fund drive to make this a free tournament. More information about the fund drive can be found at All Girls Link.
I want to give a shout out to Anjana Murali, who has played in several Hales Corners Chess Challenges. She is a lovely and fine young woman -- and also a damn good chessplayer :) Anjana is one of the volunteers raising funds for the 8th annual All Girls Championships and this evening I made a donation on behalf of Goddesschess to her account. I don't know if she'll be playing at the Hales Corners Chess Challenge XVII, which is also being held on April 13th! But if you read this, Anjana, here's to you, kiddo. I was absolutely floored reading about your two-day chess camp for girls! What a wonderful thing!
In fact, as of this evening, fund-raising for the All Girls Championships is at a little less than 50% of the estimated $7,000 needed to make this a fully cost-free event for all participants. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all the girls who wanted to enter the tournament could play for free, and be provided with a free meal and souvenirs of the event as well as fully-funding the scholarships to be awarded! Any funds donated to support this event mean that the WSCF won't have to dip into reserves to cover the remaining expenses for this great event! So I hope you will consider making a donation to your favorite fundraiser (ANJANA ANJANA ANJANA!!!!!) page.
And now, in case I did not pick up on it back in December, 2012, here is the article published at the U.S. Chess Federation website about Anjana's excellent work to earn a Girl Scout Gold Award. YOU ROCK, GIRLFRIEND!
P.S. After reading further, I saw that two other chess femmes (Lauri Pautz Ostdick and Anjelika Henke) were also raising funds for this great event, so I also made a Goddesschess donation under each of their pages. One does what one can for the Goddess of Chess, darlings :)