The F.C.A. has given away over $14,000 to support chess in our state since 2013.
We've supported chess excellence by providing stipends to top individual and team finishers of regional and state championships to ensure they can compete at the next level of competition. We also provided stipends to support Florida representatives to attend each of the National Tournament of Champions (NTOC) events for the National Girls, Denker (9th-12th), Barber (K-9th) and Seniors (50+).
We also have provided money to schools for the purchase of chess sets and boards around the state. We have supported the Miaimi Pro Chess team and helped college students from various schools attend the national collegiate championship tournament, the Pan-American Games. Last year we supported an all Women/Girl's tournament in Jacksonville, the Queen's Cup through our general fund.
Of special significance through the month of March is the collection of donations to support the fledgling chess program at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (FSDB) in St. Augustine. They had 4 elementary grade players recently attend their first rate tournaments and monies earmarked for them will go to purchasing Braile board and chess sets.
Our income comes from two sources: Memberships and surplus from any tournament revenue. We'd love to do more to support chess in our state and you can help.
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