Veterans Day Chess Board Build

November 16, 2019 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hope Manor II

6002 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60621

Contact :

Nestor Zavala
nzavala@missioncontinues.org
(773) 543-1124
In honor of Veterans Day, please consider volunteering your time to make a chess board for veterans and their families.

Given chess' origins as an analogue of war, it does have particular appeal to members of the armed forces. Join us in making 50+ chess boards for veterans and veteran organizations throughout the Chicagoland area.

Why Chess?

There have been numerous international studies on the benefits of chess. These include, but are not limited to:

- 50% less likely to develop dementia.
- Utilizes both sides of brain.
- Helps your brain to grow.
- Chess players usually have better grades in school.

It can be played by almost everyone to include:
- Any socio-economic group.
- Disabilities.
- From a child to the elderly.
- Any gender.

Veterans participating can take their chess board home upon completion!

What To Wear :

Comfortable clothing.

TMC gear if you have it!

What To Bring :

A smile and a friend (but make sure the friend signs up!)

Parking :

Street Parking

Inclement Weather Plan :

N/A - indoors. In the event of an early snowstorm, please watch for emails and posts on our FB page for updates

Veterans Day Chess Board Build

With the Chicago 1st Service Platoon

November 16, 2019 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM