For Allen Chi chess played a major role throughout his childhood allowing him to develop important life and career skills.
Growing up Allen always enjoyed a good board game. He was particularly drawn to checkers at a young age and eventually learned and mastered the game of chess. While playing against friends and family members he soon realized how big of an impact the game had on his life through the social aspect as well as the way it challenged his mind. He decided to get a group together to start a chess club at his high school and his passion for the game continued to grow from there.
Years later, after seeing the success of his high school chess club, Allen Chi decided to look for more ways to spread awareness and appreciation for the game, especially to young kids and students. In these efforts he found multiple chess charities and non profit organizations bringing good to the world through a simple and fun strategy game. Some of his favorite organizations he has supported over the years include:
- The U.S. Chess Trust
The U.S. Chess Trust is a non profit organization founded in 1967 with the mission of promoting, stimulating, and encouraging the study and play of chess as a means of intellectual development. Scientific studies have shown that playing chess can have a vital roles in a child’s education helping students to develop valuable reading and decision making skills while also improving their ability to concentrate.
- The United States Chess Federation
Empowering people through chess for over 75 years, The US Chess Federation stands as the official governing body and non profit organization for chess supporters and players across the United States. While working to increase play, study, and appreciation for the game, US Chess hopes to enrich the lives of people, families, and communities. Since their founding in 1939, the organization has grown to over 85,000 members, 2,000 affiliated clubs and organizations, and over 10,000 sanctioned tournaments.
- Charity Chess
In his freetime, Allen Chi loves heading to charitychess.com to enhance his game skills while also helping donate to a variety of top rated charities. Charity Chess is a free online gaming and training network that allows both experienced and new players to improve their game. As you play games against other players, use training tools, and read tutorial documents, you earn special gold pieces that allow you to vote for the charities that will be donated to.
All of these charities and organizations provide great ways to get involved in the community, expand your mental skills and chess game, and simply have fun! Be sure to connect with Allen Chi to find out about upcoming chess related events in your area.