Posted March 24, 2019 10:51:28The story of how the first high school in the U.S. to have a chess club begins in the early 1800s.
In the decades since, Chaminades high school has become a destination for chess enthusiasts.
In fact, the school has hosted its first chess tournaments in 2009.
But the school is no longer open for classes, and its student population is slowly dwindling.
Chaminades is one of many charter schools across the country that provide chess clubs.
But its students aren’t able to play the game outside of their homes.
The club is in desperate need of more funding to keep its doors open.
So Chaminaderes parents, along with their community, started a GoFundMe campaign.
The campaign raised more than $2,000 for the school, which will need to raise another $5,000 to reopen.
The school, known as Chaminadis High School, is located in Pasadena, California, about an hour north of Los Angeles.
Its students include a few chess pros.
The chess club has been running for more than 50 years, with some players taking up the game to teach others, according to the school’s website.
It was created by students at Chaminadas school in 1959, according the GoFundme page.
The club has a team of chess players, including the team’s captain, a 16-year-old chess player named Michael Chaminada.
Michael has been the club captain for more years than most.
But the club is now facing dwindling enrollment and is relying on a small fundraising effort from students, alumni, and community members.
The school has raised about $10,000 from its GoFundMes community.
The students are asking for a small donation to be sent to the club.
They are asking that any chess memorabilia donated be given to a chess museum in the community.
In the event that they are unable to donate, they would like to receive a gift certificate for the purchase of a chess set.
If they choose to donate any chess equipment, they’d like to be able to use it for a tournament or event.
The GoFundMy account has more than 30,000 supporters.
The account has raised $8,800.
“It is not enough to fund the club,” said the club’s captain Michael Chazak.
“We’re trying to make it work.
He said that the school needs to grow the club because it can’t afford to keep the doors closed and that the club could be closed.
“Our school is in dire straits,” he said.
“If we don’t have a club, we’ll lose students, our school, our community, our jobs.”
The school’s Facebook page has more information on its fundraising efforts.
Michael Chazaku, the club chairman, said that, even if they were to close the school and turn the chess club into a private school, they are going to continue teaching chess.
“I want the community to be proud of what we do and be proud to give back to the community,” he told ABC News.
The campaign is still accepting donations, but the goal of $5.5 million will be reached by June 30.
The Chaminads school is just one of several charter schools that offer chess clubs, with more than a dozen in operation in the country.
The idea is to give children who might not otherwise have access to chess an opportunity to play it.
In fact a study conducted by the New York Times found that chess has been found to have an impact on mental health, with studies showing that chess can help kids with anxiety and depression.
But while there is plenty of chess to be found in charter schools, many schools aren’t offering chess clubs as part of their curriculum.
Many schools have eliminated chess altogether and are offering other activities like music, sports, art, and dance.