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Old October 24th 03, 04:35 AM posted to alt.chess,,
Chris Kantack
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Default Chess Funding & Sponsorship

In article ,
Thanks for the advice so far - much appreciated.
Any more ideas ?
Please keep them coming !

Don't overlook nearby large companies and local corporations. They often
have grant money and older equipment (like laptops) just waiting for a
charity to ask for.

For example, my company has several good laptops available for any non-
profit group. I found out this past weekend of a local chess club that was
in dire need of a laptop (for tournament pairngs) so I instructed them on
how to apply for one.

While it often isn't easy to raise money for chess, since you are looking at
a scholastic endeavor you should have far better luck than say, someone
trying to raise money for adult tournaments.

It usually is easier to raise money for a children's event than an adult
one. I recall Erik Anderson's (America's Foundation for Chess) stating that
he was able to raise funds for all kinds of "chess-in-the-schools"
instructors and events...but was having great difficulty finding sponsors
for the U.S. Championships.

Chris Kantack
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