Thursday, May 20, 2010

U.S. Women's Champ Anna Zatonskih to Give Fund-Raising Simul

This is from current Women's World Chess Champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's chess blog.  For the full post, please visit the linked report - there is an application form and further information about the entire program and the simul!  This photo of IM Zatonskih is from the 2009 U.S. Women's Chess Championship.

June 8th, 2010
6:00 – 10:00 PM
Saguaro Auditorium
Rosati Education Center, Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202, USA

Come Meet the Reigning and Three Time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion Woman Grandmaster and International Master Anna Zatonskih and support Pediatric Rehab at Cardon Children’s Medical Center!

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet one of the best chess players in the world! All proceeds will go directly toward the purchase of much needed rehabilitation equipment. For example, a state of the art rehabilitation bicycle costs $5,000.00! Many other items are on the wish list for this unit that does so much to help children who have been disabled from injury or disease. WGM Zatonskih will speak about what it takes to balance motherhood with being a world class chess champion. She will also perform some feats of mental gymnastics as she dazzles you with her chess brilliance in her effort to raise money for a very special cause.
So please mark your calendars now and plan to be a part of chess history at Cardon Children’s!

Please RSVP by June 4th to Medical Staff Office at 480-412-3221 or

6:00 – 6:30: Reception
6:30 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 7:15 Introductions – Norm Saba, M.D.; Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman
7:15 – 8:00 – WGM Anna Zatonskih
8:00 – Chess Exhibition
9:45 – Closing Remarks
Cost: $50.00 per couple or $30 per single

Please make your tax deductible donations to:
Banner Health Foundation (include “Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit” on your check) and mail them to Norm Saba, M.D.; Medical Staff Office; Banner Desert Medical Center; 1400 S. Dobson Rd.; Mesa, AZ 85202 by June 4th. If you have questions feel free to call Norm at 602-228-2379.

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