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.
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 :
TMC gear if you have it!
What To Bring :
A smile and a friend (but make sure the friend signs up!)
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
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.