Chess4Charity 2013 -- Semi-Annual Charity Chess Tournament

Chess 4 Charity 2013

Created by Kids

Chess 4 Charity

Chess 4 Charity is a semi annual chess tournament, created and launched by 2 grade school kids, to raise money for charity.  It’s social, it’s fun and it’s for all ages and skill levels.

Thanks to your help, Chess 4 Charity 2013 was a complete success!!
The kids raised over $5,000 for Hurricane Sandy victims through the Red Cross!
About 200 people came (including about 70 chess players and their families).

In 2011, Gabby (then age 8) & Garrett (then age 6), came up with the idea of holding annual charity chess tournaments.  Their parents helped them make their dream a reality.  In 2011, they raised $2,000 for the Ronald McDonald House, which supports hospitalized kids & their families.  This year the kids raised over $5,000 dollars for Hurricane Sandy victims!

Gabby and Garrett encourage others to walk in their footsteps, hoping other kids get the idea that they can do charity events too.  As our kids say, “even if we're just kids, we can still make a difference!” 

Please look around this website to donate, learn more, and to register to get news on future Chess 4 Charity events.


Register Here to receive notice of future events.

The 2013 Event is over but you can still  Donate Here 
at any time


The Charity:
This year, 100% of all profits went to
The Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Feel free to make a tax deductible donation anytime, whether or not you play
Tax deduction depends on your individual situation
Go to the "Pay or Donate Here" tab
to donate now, or to pay after you register

The cost is $30 minimum donation per player
(but please feel free to donate more)

The tournament should last approximately 4 hours

 There will be both a USCF Rated Open Section and an Unrated section
All skill levels are welcome

 There will be both a kids section and an adult section
All ages are welcome
Adult sections, rated &/or unrated, each dependent upon on sufficient interest

Some modest prizes will be awarded to top kid players

Pizza by the slice and drinks will be sold on site
These profits will also go to the Red Cross charity


In 2011, we raised over $2,000 for hospitalized kids & families via the Ronald McDonald House of Greater DC Charities
This year, with our new charity, our target goal is $4,000!

This tournament was created by two kids (now ages 8 and 10)
Check out their story on the “About Us” page

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