Power Of Pawns - Chess Competition Report
On June 10th, 2023, The SewaUSA Milwaukee Chapter and Power of Pawns Chess Organization organized their first-ever collaborative chess tournament. The objective of hosting this event was to raise funds for and to benefit underprivileged children in the Glenhills school district. Overall, the Power of Pawns Chess Tournament successfully raised $370 for the Glenhills school district.
Additional Benefits :
First, children got to play chess and expand their knowledge about chess. During the tournament and the games, the children learned from each other and from the volunteers that they could practice with. After the matches, volunteers heard children comparing game notes to try and understand where they might’ve gone wrong, and how they could improve their game.
Next, SewaLeads got the opportunity to improve their leadership skills, by organizing the majority of the event. The game stall, food stand, and registration/sign-up tables were all run by teenagers. Teenagers also helped set up the tables and chairs for the event.