Bloomington promotes chess in Nicaraguan school

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“In June, a group of Bloomingtonians, many from First Presbyterian Church, delivered shoes donated by Childs Elementary School to the Ricardo Morales Aviles School in a village near Posoltega. On that visit, they found the children learning to play chess with handmade chess pieces and boards. When word of this reached Cristian Medina, president of the Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club, he started an online fundraiser to buy sturdier boards and chess pieces for the students. The group surpassed its goal of $500, purchasing 20 chess sets that are now bound for Nicaragua! It was a perfect game plan. Checkmate!” Source: The Bloomington-Posoltega Committee of Sister Cities International

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