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1,000 Chesspark.com Accounts Donated for Children

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesspark.com (http://www.chesspark.com) is excited to announce that a private donor has paid for one thousand "Education Accounts" to be given to children who would otherwise be unable to access the site. Chesspark.com is reaching out to juvenile detention centers, schools and clubs in financially distressed areas to ensure their kids access to the game as well as the greater Chesspark.com community of players and teachers. This donation has also funded the creation of Chesspark.org Foundation, a non-profit that will pursue additional donations to fund extra-curricular chess activities and scholarships for students that play (or want to learn to play) chess.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Chesspark.com (http://www.chesspark.com) is excited to announce that a private donor has paid for one thousand "Education Accounts" to be given to children who would otherwise be unable to access the site. Chesspark.com is reaching out to juvenile detention centers, schools and clubs in financially distressed areas to ensure their kids access to the game as well as the greater Chesspark.com community of players and teachers. This donation has also funded the creation of Chesspark.org Foundation, a non-profit that will pursue additional donations to fund extra-curricular chess activities and scholarships for students that play (or want to learn to play) chess.

"Chesspark.com provides an online platform where people of all ages and skill levels can have fun with chess in a positive and safe environment. Chess teaches us all the power of patience and the awesome responsibility of owning the results of your actions," says Adisa Banjoko, co-founder of Hip-Hop Chess Federation and now Evangelist at Chesspark.com. "People from all walks of life are now using the latest technology to play one of the world's oldest games."

The goal of Chesspark.com is to provide the best chess playing experience on the web: a flexible and fun gaming environment for chess players worldwide, a social network for players, tournaments, lessons and team play. Chesspark.com was created by Open Source software veterans using the Jabber Instant Messaging platform as a framework. Users can log in to the innovative, Web 2.0 style website to begin playing or download and run a specialized Windows client. Over 250k people have joined — get a free two-week trial membership today: http://www.chesspark.com.

Contact: Patrick F. Mahoney, pfm@chesspark.com, (561) 459-5498.

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SOURCE Chesspark.com

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