On Thursday May 10th, 2012 America’s Foundation for Chess hosted their first annual Chess Rocks! fundraising event. The event was hosted at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, WA and featured catering by Rovers with Thierry as Chef in the Hat and music by Michael Wastman. The event kicked off with appetizers paired with beautiful DeLille wines and later dinner was served under the tent in the gardens. The food was decadent and the cause was clear. Chess Rocks! aimed to reach new donors as well as bring awareness about the funding deficit for enrichment programs in our nations schools to the forefront. The event was a success!
Chess Rocks! raised over $48,000 net toward scholarships for the First Move Chess program and proved to be a phenominal success and platform for education. We would like to thank our sponsors: Talon, RBC, Silicone Valley Bank, Tom Mendell Family, and Perkins Coie as well as our partners DeLille Cellars, Tri-Film Productios, and Thierry Routureau Cheff in the Hat – Rovers.
The succes of the event has shown that as an organization we can continue to grow and reach new funders and educate more men and women about the powerful benefits that First Move brings to each and every classroom.
View a Slideshow of the Event!