Will You Help Brooklyn Girls Participate in the Girls National Chess Tournament in Chicago?

We're raising money for the BK Girls to Play in Chicago's Girls Ntl Chess Tourney fundraiser led by Kim Kirkley.

Status

146% of $10,000 total goal

$14,559

raised

306

donors
This fundraiser concluded on Monday, March 19, 2018

About

In July of 2016, Queens of Chess in Kings County (QCKC) was established in the hopes of encouraging young girls (7-12 years old) to learn the classical game of Chess. The inspiration for the club was my 9 year-old niece, a student of the game, who beat me at chess; trust me I was not easy on her! Not only did she beat me at chess that week at my friend’s home, she also beat the other adult, who played the game. She was so good at the game that I told her she can’t quit it. She said she would take the class again but not if she was the only girl. Her motivation to play was limited by the lack of other girls her age playing chess. How could I not do something about that?! With the help of close friends and family, Queens of Chess Kings County was born and has blossomed into an outstanding outlet for young girls who are interested in mastering the art of chess. Our mission is to empower girls through the game of chess while developing their ability to strategize both on and off the board. Many studies show that playing chess sharpens children’s minds. Check out the research compiled here https://www.chesshouse.com/why_study_chess_a/108.htm and here http://examinedexistence.com/does-playing-chess-make-you-smarter/. With an active and enthusiastic members list, it is our goal to provide an exceptional and educational experience that will improve our girls’ acumen not only in chess but in life too!

What I'm Raising Money For

For more than a year 10+ Brooklyn girls have pushed past being the only girl or one of the few girls at their school interested in playing and gathered together to practice chess. Now, they have the chance to be in match after match with other girls from all over the USA who love to play chess. That's where you come in... Will you help these girls to experience chess on a national level and compete against other girls?

Why You Should Give

Donations to Queens of Chess in Kings County will provide out girls with the privilege of competing in the Girls National Chess Championship in Chicago, Illinois. If we exceed our goal it won’t stop there! Your donation will also help QCKC become a registered non-profit organization. By the way our earlier goal was an estimate and did not take into account the rising cost of airfare and the fact that we will be responsible for all meals at hotel and airport prices for 3.5 days! Every dollar counts! No contribution is too big or too small! We promise to share pictures, reflections and thank you notes. We appreciate your support!

Activity & Updates

Ava Thomas gave $10.00

I want to encourage my friend Lily.

2018-03-19T23:56:10Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

I played chess as a kid and it's great to expose female Brooklynites to a game that can help them in so many ways.

2018-03-19T01:25:25Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

2018-03-18T17:17:18Z

Johnnie Tigner gave $20.00

Because they are deserving.

2018-03-17T23:58:03Z

Rachael Klein gave $20.00

To get these fierce females seats at the esteemed (yet still heavily make dominated) table.

2018-03-17T20:58:48Z

Dolores Lois gave $25.00

Good luck to Lilly and to the other Queens!

2018-03-17T16:35:55Z

Raymond O’Kane gave $100.00

These young women are models of achievement for all of us.

2018-03-17T15:13:35Z

Maegan Hinton gave $250.00

2018-03-17T13:24:26Z

Rodney J Thomas III gave $50.00

If Stephanie is involved, count me in. Go Queens!

2018-03-17T01:03:48Z

Jessica Bathurst gave $20.00

2018-03-16T20:10:32Z

Monique S gave $50.00

Because opportunity is everything! When talent meets opportunity, dreams come true. Go get 'em, Queens!

2018-03-16T19:01:22Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

Bc girls need more help than ever.

2018-03-16T16:32:04Z

Lewis Finkel gave $10.00

Good luck - all of you deserve the best!

2018-03-16T13:35:20Z

Karen Auld gave $50.00

These girls deserve to take it to the national level!!

2018-03-16T02:06:02Z

Lisa Sharon Harper gave $50.00

My 9 year old niece, Luna Sage El, lives in Brooklyn and is a chess master! I hope this donation helps her (and other girls like her) show the world how they are.

2018-03-15T23:50:17Z

Michelle Johnson gave $25.00

I love everything about this campaign! My daughter and I will see the girls in Chi-Town next month!

2018-03-15T20:38:35Z

Sharon Harper gave $25.00

Because they are Queens.

2018-03-15T18:10:39Z

Joe Mastracchio gave $10.00

Good luck and HAVE FUN!

2018-03-15T17:32:24Z

Laura Polan gave $20.00

Everyone deserves to play at the table!

2018-03-15T17:18:45Z

Lesley Bourns gave $50.00

2018-03-15T17:14:37Z

Anonymous gave $5.00

I believe in GIRLS!

2018-03-15T16:48:44Z

Mai Perkins gave $10.00

The girls are our champions and legacy!

2018-03-15T15:28:36Z

Debbie Kim gave $100.00

2018-03-15T14:24:08Z

Ella Zwart gave $10.00

2018-03-15T10:32:39Z

Anonymous gave $100.00

2018-03-15T03:35:42Z

Davida Davis gave $25.00

Girl Power from Kings County Bklyn...

2018-03-15T03:30:29Z

Lauren Coy gave $10.00

2018-03-15T02:41:59Z

Lizzette Colon gave $35.00

I want Brooklyn girls to know they are worthy. No go ahead and represent NYC and feel great about your journey.

2018-03-15T02:29:36Z

Peter Martinez gave $100.00

Whatever the historical reasons for women being underrepresented in chess, there is no reason for it to continue. But the disparity is huge; simply acknowledging it won't change it. We need to actively work towards making chess more accessible to girls and women. Helping the Queens of Chess in Kings County is the least I can do to. Good luck QCKC!

2018-03-13T17:57:06Z

Anonymous gave $100.00

2018-03-13T15:27:44Z

Lori Michaels gave $100.00

2018-03-13T14:30:10Z

Derek Bronston gave $20.00

Just want to lend some support

2018-03-13T14:04:47Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

2018-03-13T02:23:55Z

Jin Song gave $20.00

2018-03-12T15:57:27Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

So they know that there are people in this world who care for others...even people they don't know. 😊💕💕

2018-03-12T14:19:29Z

Jenna Clark Embrey gave $10.00

Because gals who play chess are awesome!!

2018-03-12T12:06:41Z

Kevin Armento gave $10.00

Supporting my neighbors! Go Bed-Stuy girls go!!!

2018-03-12T09:06:18Z

Lauren Cote gave $50.00

To Lily and all the chess masters--Your hard work deserves all the help in the world. Here's to this adventure and many more!

2018-03-12T00:59:52Z

Bryna Diamond gave $18.00

I am so proud to send chai to a girls’ chess team!

2018-03-11T22:49:49Z

Ila Sahai Prouty gave $25.00

Girls + Chess = Perfection

2018-03-11T21:14:53Z

Carlos Smith gave $10.00

I played chess when I was young. Helping these young ladies is just the right thing to do!!

2018-03-11T14:40:29Z

Kathleen Green gave $50.00

I love chess and I love our neighborhood, and I love seeing women get to do new things.

2018-03-11T13:25:12Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

These girls are our future!

2018-03-11T00:19:39Z

Michelle Trim gave $10.00

Girls can do anything.

2018-03-10T23:45:55Z

Eli Kocotas gave $20.00

Just want to help some kids.

2018-03-10T22:05:38Z

Sharisa Robertson gave $10.00

2018-03-10T19:26:56Z

Michelle Hyde gave $50.00

We're wishing the girls the best and sending love to Kim!

2018-03-10T18:08:08Z

Kyra Vogt gave $50.00

These girls are awesome!

2018-03-10T16:41:33Z

Barbara Wentworth gave $20.00

Tillie

2018-03-10T13:28:04Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

Girls rock!

2018-03-10T13:24:32Z

Lilly Chu gave $100.00

Because girls rule! Good luck!

2018-03-10T13:16:29Z

Anonymous gave $15.00

Chess is a sport that teaches people of all ages how to strategize and calmly assess difficulties in any arena; I hope they win.

2018-03-10T13:06:53Z

Tara Young gave $100.00

My kid's friends are tearing it up in chess! So glad for them!

2018-03-10T12:55:41Z

Kevin Lee gave $20.00

Want to give something to such deserving kids in my community.

2018-03-10T12:31:03Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

Today these girls are chess players. Tomorrow they are going to be the leaders we need to take on the shortsightedness of the current political order and the men who lead it. Go get ‘em, girls!

2018-03-10T04:37:17Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

2018-03-10T03:47:18Z

JW gave $10.00

Best of luck!

2018-03-10T03:37:45Z

Ingrid Eberly & Liz a Wallace and family gave $100.00

Wanna see the girls soar! Good luck ladies.

2018-03-10T02:08:42Z

Stephanie Allen gave $25.00

THRILLED to see these young ladies showing the world what they can do -- representing Brooklyn, no less. I'm cheering for you! Go get 'em girls!

2018-03-09T21:41:37Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

Inspired and hopeful!

2018-03-09T21:04:55Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

2018-03-09T21:02:11Z

Genevieve Brennan gave $15.00

You all are amazing!

2018-03-09T15:28:58Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

2018-03-09T14:21:20Z

Luba Goldin gave $50.00

2018-03-09T12:37:11Z

Rachel Joyce gave $50.00

Because women together will change the world. Because we need a village, even its a virtual one. Because I live in and love Brooklyn. Because the female, intellectual mind should be able to express itself in any platform available. Because I grew up without even money to reach up and out of my circumstances. Because I hope they win!

2018-03-09T12:11:23Z

Rory O'Flaherty gave $50.00

2018-03-09T10:35:01Z

Christina Caputo gave $20.00

The Future is Female.

2018-03-09T06:09:22Z

Helene Tomlinson gave $10.00

To help

2018-03-09T00:01:30Z

Rebecca Noreman gave $20.00

To see these awesome girls inspire their friends and peers :-) Keep working hard and being the coolest chess team out there!!

2018-03-08T22:16:29Z

Tim Livingston gave $10.00

Happy International Women's Day!

2018-03-08T21:02:58Z

Andrew Adamietz gave $20.00

Internal Women's Day

2018-03-08T20:23:31Z

Amber Jamieson gave $50.00

Happy International Women's Day to this excellent young women!

2018-03-08T16:35:51Z

Fetlange Ottilien gave $100.00

I love chess. It was with a similar program that fed my love for this strategic game.

2018-03-08T16:01:54Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

2018-03-08T16:00:53Z

Elizabeth Hand gave $50.00

Supporting girls chess. Go get 'em!!

2018-03-08T15:45:28Z

Miriam Edelstein gave $500.00

I love everything about this, and really love the philosophy behind the contract the girls need to sign to value themselves and their opponents regardless of who wins the match. So important.

2018-03-08T14:26:01Z
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Shiryl Ballard gave $5.00

Because children of color need to know that they can compete, and succeed, at "smart" games.

2018-03-08T13:48:29Z

CGDCNY gave $25.00

Too dope.

2018-03-08T13:31:04Z

Gina gave $10.00

2018-03-08T13:09:51Z

Anonymous gave $20.00

2018-03-08T10:36:55Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

2018-03-08T03:43:41Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

Because I care and Black Girls are magical and need support

2018-03-08T03:30:26Z

Emoji & Obinka gave $25.00

Go Ila and her friends!

2018-03-08T03:26:04Z

Gbenga gave $10.00

To supports these amazing young ladies

2018-03-08T02:53:00Z

Susan Niederhoffer gave $50.00

Chess is a great sport and more girls should give it a try!

2018-03-08T02:04:50Z

Rachel Schwartz gave $25.00

because these girls rock and we know Tillie

2018-03-08T01:06:41Z

Griffin Richardson gave $50.00

2018-03-08T00:20:29Z

Travis Arffa gave $20.00

I went to nationals a few times back in the day - great experience glad to see others passionate about chess!

2018-03-07T23:40:23Z

Scott Pfaffman gave $50.00

I love chess!

2018-03-07T23:00:52Z

Emilia Adamkiewicz gave $30.00

Girls supporting other girls!

2018-03-07T22:50:27Z

Lindsay Arden gave $20.00

These girls deserve it!

2018-03-07T22:15:18Z

Martha Hunter gave $10.00

To help the girls achieve their goal. And because I know Morgan

2018-03-07T21:49:10Z

Martha Hunter gave $10.00

To help the girls achieve their goal. And because I know Morgan

2018-03-07T21:47:53Z

Martha Hunter gave $10.00

To help the girls achieve their goal. And because I know Morgan

2018-03-07T21:46:07Z

Kelli Wiles-Knight gave $10.00

So proud of all of you! Good luck, ladies!

2018-03-07T21:27:27Z

nadia jules gave $20.00

I know you've already exceeded your goal but I wanted to contribute anyway, this is a beautiful thing you're doing and I love seeing little girls feel empowered. Keep up the good work.

2018-03-07T21:17:50Z

David Munns gave $100.00

2018-03-07T21:02:55Z

Maggie Moore gave $5.00

Congratulations! Show the world how smart you girls are, you make the neighborhood proud! - Maggie and Patrick

2018-03-07T20:02:10Z

Eilee Vidal gave $20.00

You girls are what will make our future bright. Much love and good luck!

2018-03-07T19:15:55Z

Anonymous gave $20.00

I'm a chess player and think this is a great game for any young person to learn and love. I hope these young ladies do well, but above all, I hope they play for the rest of their lives.

2018-03-07T19:14:44Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

2018-03-07T19:13:25Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

Everyone deserves a chance to compete! Good luck.

2018-03-07T19:07:47Z

Georgina S Oram gave $50.00

2018-03-07T19:03:02Z

Andrew Harrison gave $25.00

Go get 'em!

2018-03-07T18:29:11Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

Dreams are meant to be achieved!

2018-03-07T17:58:46Z

Anonymous gave $5.00

❤️

2018-03-07T17:06:47Z

Adrienne Queen Myers gave $10.00

I’m a female chess player.

2018-03-07T16:34:40Z

April Blenman gave $20.00

#BlackExcellence

2018-03-07T16:30:50Z

Margaret Benson gave $120.00

In memory of my father, Melvin B. Benson, Jr., who taught all ten of his children how to play chess.

2018-03-07T16:02:01Z

Anonymous gave $100.00

Every girl should get a chance to compete!

2018-03-07T14:13:21Z

Donald Thorne gave $10.00

2018-03-07T13:54:45Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

2018-03-07T13:54:10Z

Isaac Gertman gave $10.00

2018-03-07T13:36:42Z

Doris Prouty gave $100.00

2018-03-07T13:32:52Z

Anonymous gave $30.00

2018-03-07T13:05:41Z

Su Friedrich gave $25.00

Because girls deserve every kind of support that boys have always gotten. Because Bed-Stuy girls rock. And because chess is such a great game!

2018-03-07T12:58:04Z

Caitlin Dourmashkin gave $10.00

2018-03-07T12:53:32Z

Katie Appel Duda gave $50.00

2018-03-07T12:34:53Z

Shontel Nicholas gave $20.00

I'm born and bred Bed-Stuy resident and would like to help these young ladies.

2018-03-07T12:25:08Z

Barbara High gave $25.00

2018-03-07T12:23:37Z

Alexander Lichtenberg gave $15.00

To support bright girls pursuing their interest in chess.

2018-03-07T08:31:23Z

Jainey Samuel gave $100.00

I grew up playing chess with my dad and a few others along the way. I love seeing a new generation of chess players taking it to even higher levels! I'm so proud of all of you!!!

2018-03-07T07:49:41Z

Renee Burke gave $100.00

BK ALL DAY EVERY DAY! Go ladies! You are already winners as gems of Brooklyn!

2018-03-07T07:47:38Z

Tanya Krupat gave $100.00

2018-03-07T06:10:34Z

Jason Tan gave $50.00

I played a lot of chess growing up and every kid deserves to play it!

2018-03-07T06:10:21Z

Thomas Sarvello gave $10.00

❤️

2018-03-07T05:36:48Z

Colleen McCormack-Maitland gave $50.00

I’m a fellow girl from Brooklyn.

2018-03-07T05:23:09Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

2018-03-07T05:22:41Z

Mary Catherine Moore gave $10.00

Who run the world, girls!

2018-03-07T05:17:25Z

Brendan Gannon gave $25.00

2018-03-07T05:11:05Z

Kaaron Briscoe Minefee gave $25.00

Good luck ladies!

2018-03-07T05:03:35Z

Matthew Geller gave $50.00

Go girls Go!

2018-03-07T04:50:49Z

Tanesha A. Thomas gave $100.00

2018-03-07T04:42:08Z

Tatiana Garces gave $10.00

GO BROOKLYN!

2018-03-07T04:40:36Z

Cathy James gave $10.00

2018-03-07T04:39:22Z

Caitlin McDonald gave $20.00

2018-03-07T04:30:21Z

Anonymous gave $2.00

2018-03-07T04:25:41Z

Semarley Jarrett gave $20.00

2018-03-07T04:18:07Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

I'm cheering for Black Girls.

2018-03-07T03:55:24Z

Rev. Lukata Mjumbe gave $50.00

I support Black excellence!

2018-03-07T03:47:46Z

Jennifer McKaig gave $10.00

2018-03-07T03:45:09Z

Cheryl J Sullivan gave $50.00

2018-03-07T03:38:10Z

Tara Jayakar gave $10.00

This is incredible!! Support Bed-Stuy and girls forever and always. Good luck <3

2018-03-07T03:37:45Z

Lex Friedman gave $25.00

These girls deserve to take this passion and drive as far as they want to!

2018-03-07T03:35:30Z

Anonymous gave $20.00

Why not?

2018-03-07T03:34:45Z

Erin White gave $100.00

2018-03-07T03:32:36Z

Raul Rothblatt gave $10.00

This is awesome. I'm glad to support the team!

2018-03-07T03:28:58Z

SHERELL CAMPBELL gave $25.00

I love chess and want to see these young ladies have this opportunity.

2018-03-07T03:21:06Z

Steven Healey gave $31.00

Supporting chess players

2018-03-07T03:15:39Z

Milton Esbitt gave $20.00

Sounds interesting.

2018-03-07T03:14:40Z

Shea Daspin gave $50.00

Probably my boss in 15 years.

2018-03-07T03:14:05Z

Ifeona Fulani gave $10.00

To support our girls!

2018-03-07T03:10:33Z

Lucy Lesser gave $100.00

Love that these chess queens are repping King’s county!

2018-03-07T02:58:59Z

Aja Davis gave $25.00

Black girls are magic.

2018-03-07T02:46:44Z

Katie Singer gave $18.00

Because girls and women of color still receive so often the crumbs and yet are the role models to so many.

2018-03-07T02:42:18Z

Molayo morakinyo gave $5.00

2018-03-07T02:39:33Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

Girls rock!!

2018-03-07T02:29:24Z

Rachel Plecas gave $50.00

I believe in these girls.

2018-03-07T02:25:09Z

Dana Stewart gave $13.00

2018-03-07T02:21:35Z

Nicky Mao gave $20.00

2018-03-07T02:05:18Z

S. Hamilton gave $10.00

When I was a little girl there were people who helped me have adventures. Enjoy every moment of this adventure! I also think that you are wise to have chosen to build a skill you can use for the rest of your lives. It will take you far. Chess is a game played around the world, 'speaking' the language of chess will allow you to interact with people in an amazing way! Take your boards and GO, Ladies, GO!

2018-03-07T01:58:48Z

Stacey Fletcher gave $38.00

My dad and I used to play chess when I was a little girl. I miss him and our games. I'll be 38 on 3/12, hence the amount.

2018-03-07T01:40:34Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

Because I’m so proud of you all.

2018-03-07T01:38:32Z

Elizabeth Foster gave $10.00

These girls are inspiring!

2018-03-07T01:32:51Z

Rachel Aronson gave $18.00

Go Queens of Chess!

2018-03-07T01:29:01Z

Anonymous gave $20.00

Go girls!

2018-03-07T01:18:14Z

Andrew Thomas gave $10.00

Because I want to see these Queens rep Kings county, even if they are rook-ies!

2018-03-07T01:03:16Z

Claudia Loeber gave $10.00

Because this is awesome.

2018-03-07T00:50:00Z

Elizabeth MacLeod gave $15.00

2018-03-07T00:28:43Z

L. McCord gave $10.00

2018-03-07T00:21:30Z

Megan Hughes gave $20.00

Great job ladies! Go kick some chess booty :)

2018-03-07T00:19:52Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

2018-03-06T23:57:37Z

Anonymous gave $20.00

2018-03-06T23:46:22Z

Melissa Torriero gave $10.00

Girl Power!

2018-03-06T23:44:51Z

Ayanna Jarvis gave $100.00

We want to support Morgan and her chessmates on their journey to spread the game of chess around the world!!

2018-03-06T23:44:13Z

Wassa Bagayoko gave $10.00

2018-03-06T23:43:32Z

Abigail Mallick gave $30.00

2018-03-06T23:09:47Z

Kathryn Martin gave $50.00

Because women support women.

2018-03-06T22:58:08Z

Ebony Wilkins gave $25.00

Welcome to Chicago. So proud of you all!

2018-03-06T22:50:26Z

Cheryl Davis gave $25.00

The girls have worked hard and deserve to have their dreams come true. (I too was a little Brown girl who played chess, but I wasn't nearly as good as they clearly are.)

2018-03-06T22:21:29Z

Joseph C Hopfield gave $50.00

Tari said to.

2018-03-06T22:01:05Z

Michael Beene gave $50.00

Chess rocks!

2018-03-06T21:59:13Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

Show em' what you're made of ladies!

2018-03-06T21:57:43Z

Megan Lasher gave $10.00

Girl power! Sending love from Crown Heights!

2018-03-06T21:53:58Z

Dana Bol gave $100.00

Want to help!

2018-03-06T21:24:38Z

Jennella Young gave $25.00

The Queen is the most powerful piece on the board!

2018-03-06T21:23:58Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

I'm female and enjoy chess, too - good luck, girls!

2018-03-06T21:23:24Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

2018-03-06T21:12:08Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

Just want to give the Chess Masters a check, mate...8)

2018-03-06T20:42:43Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

2018-03-06T20:28:09Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

Go get 'em, girls!!

2018-03-06T20:25:49Z

Jacob Oppenheimer gave $10.00

2018-03-06T20:06:39Z

Jeanne Freeland gave $10.00

Chess is a great game — are used to play a lot myself —and I like supporting good causes. Love to see young women strengthening their minds.

2018-03-06T19:44:47Z

Anonymous gave $5.00

2018-03-06T19:43:45Z

Anonymous gave $5.00

Keep shining and striving!

2018-03-06T19:11:59Z

Vernon Williams gave $25.00

Congratulations and wishing you the best during the competition. Keep up the awesome work.

2018-03-06T19:01:31Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

Rooting for these girls!

2018-03-06T18:49:39Z

Anonymous gave $45.00

Everyone should have a chance

2018-03-06T18:16:48Z

Kendra Curtis gave $500.00

Go get 'em!!

2018-03-06T18:15:43Z

Candice Fortin gave $10.00

2018-03-06T18:10:40Z

Jennifer Lawinski gave $100.00

Go get 'em, ladies of Brooklyn!

2018-03-06T17:47:53Z

Bari Finkel gave $100.00

Love supporting my block community! <3

2018-03-06T17:21:36Z

Stephen Winkler obo Abigail Winkler gave $100.00

Because I have a daughter and she needs to live in a world where all smart, ambitious girls get the opportunities they deserve.

2018-03-06T17:19:30Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

2018-03-06T16:53:17Z

Katie Hawbaker gave $25.00

Girl power! Yes to chess! And gooooo Brooklyn 💕💕💕💕

2018-03-06T16:42:21Z

Maureen Daniel gave $30.00

I support smart, strong, brave, girls!

2018-03-06T16:35:08Z

diana pearl gave $10.00

good luck, ladies!

2018-03-06T16:26:53Z

Alyce Erdekian gave $25.00

these girls are awesome

2018-03-06T16:20:34Z

Rebecca Chatteram gave $50.00

Supporting Simone Forbes & Team!

2018-03-06T15:58:19Z

Matthew Schnipper gave $10.00

Good luck in Chicago!

2018-03-06T15:55:36Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

2018-03-06T15:55:16Z

Opus Moreschi gave $250.00

I'm supporting strong, smart, confident, powerful girls. Because some day they're going to grow up and clean up the mess we adults made.

2018-03-06T15:46:10Z
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chelle bee gave $10.00

girl power!

2018-03-06T15:39:14Z

Lori Riegler gave $10.00

You go girls! A friend of mine in Brooklyn shared your story with me and I think it's important for you to go to Chicago and represent! Sending you some love and support from Milwaukee, WI.

2018-03-06T15:35:38Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

They represent my home town. I want to help them succeed. They deserve support for their hard work

2018-03-06T15:27:46Z

LAURA MIGNOTT gave $10.00

We need more girls playing chess!

2018-03-06T15:13:31Z

Raquel Penzo gave $20.00

2018-03-06T14:50:48Z

Donna B gave $100.00

Right on! I totally support this initiative! Please keep me looped in on progress of this group - permanently, so I can keep supporting (when budget allows : - ). Thank you!!

2018-03-06T14:33:15Z

Amanda Velez gave $50.00

I love chess and I love girls who play chess!

2018-03-06T14:17:49Z

Marsha Guerrier gave $10.00

Because girls rock!

2018-03-06T14:13:10Z

Christopher Bowie gave $10.00

2018-03-06T14:03:49Z

Saidah Blount gave $30.00

I now proudly live in Bed-Stuy and want our little champions to go all the way!

2018-03-06T14:00:05Z

Anonymous gave $100.00

Go get em!

2018-03-06T13:36:38Z

Crystal Bobb-Seme gave $100.00

In honor of my father who taught me chess.

2018-03-06T13:09:06Z

Rona Simpson gave $50.00

I want to help

2018-03-06T11:32:14Z

Darien E Wilson gave $500.00

I grew up in BedStuy and attended Nazarene Congregational church. sae this on their FB page and want to support theme young ladies. Way to go.

2018-03-06T04:17:34Z

Kaitlyn LeBlang gave $10.00

For little girls who grow up to run the world, go get ‘em!

2018-03-06T04:17:27Z

Jolene Halzen gave $10.00

For girls everywhere, and for chess too.

2018-03-06T03:15:42Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

2018-03-06T03:11:35Z

Michael herbert gave $440.00

2018-03-06T02:43:05Z

Amy Patrick gave $250.00

Because Brooklyn and all of you are always in my heart.

2018-03-06T02:05:25Z

Jazmine Lewis gave $100.00

Girls deserve all the opportunities possible...let’s go!

2018-03-06T01:04:32Z

Raymi Ramseur gave $50.00

2018-03-06T00:56:16Z

Amanda L Neville gave $50.00

bc these girls rule!

2018-03-06T00:04:13Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

2018-03-05T23:42:40Z

Elisa gave $10.00

Cause this girls deserve to kick ass at Nationals!

2018-03-05T23:31:07Z

Kathy Kelly gave $100.00

I wish every girl and boy could enjoy a hobby. Yet chess is much more than most hobbies. You are learning the rewards of learning and competing, the joy of winning and how to be gracious in defeat. Do your best in your matches and enjoy!

2018-03-05T23:22:28Z

Sochieta Moth gave $100.00

Read about your wonderful club on Patch. Wanted to support these young, talented ladies!

2018-03-05T22:04:20Z

Dane Bjorklund gave $50.00

Good luck!!

2018-03-05T19:57:33Z

Roxana Ruiz gave $10.00

To support Simone Forbes

2018-03-05T15:52:36Z

Jane Remmen gave $50.00

Celebrating their perseverance.

2018-03-05T15:34:54Z

Pharah Clermont gave $100.00

Looking forward for Simone and her team to go to Chicago!!!!

2018-03-05T14:48:42Z

Lisa Pilaski gave $50.00

Happy to support the girls!

2018-03-05T04:24:42Z

Susan Vergeront gave $100.00

She is my super bright and beautiful grandnieve

2018-03-05T02:24:16Z

Rafael Molina gave $20.00

To support Simone Forbes

2018-03-04T23:56:15Z

Aaron Brown gave $10.00

I like that the girls are persevering to do a good thing.

2018-03-04T12:49:53Z

Anonymous gave $20.00

2018-03-04T02:10:11Z

Eric Morgan gave $10.00

go Tillie

2018-03-04T01:59:20Z

Reyna Batista gave $25.00

Lilly + Friends + Chess = Girl Power :)

2018-03-04T00:40:54Z

Christina Greer gave $100.00

2018-03-03T19:39:03Z

peter kraus gave $100.00

I want to help

2018-03-03T19:23:54Z

Rhiannon Gulick gave $20.00

Would love to see more girls--especially from BK!--play chess and get the chance to travel.

2018-03-03T18:32:24Z

Emily Harting gave $15.00

I support girls doing bad ass stuff and just generally speaking living their dreams.

2018-03-03T18:11:13Z

Gail matthews gave $50.00

I luv to see these these young ladies using their minds in a positive manner to get what they want and need to achieve their goal.

2018-03-03T17:34:58Z

Sumner Cafe gave $50.00

To support young girls in our community

2018-03-03T15:49:47Z
Kim Kirkley publicly announced

Thank YOU from the Queens of Chess in Kings County!

Dear One: We are more than half-way there! Thank you so much! As we count down the days to the start of the 15th Annual All Girls National Chess Championships in Chicago, we are most grateful to people like you who make our work and the program possible through your support. Thank you for your generous gift. It not only provides scholarships for promising young girls to experience the wonders of chess in an all girl national setting, it also supports the mission of the Queens of Chess in Kings County. On April 19th, we will take flight and land in Chicago to join girls and their supporters from all over the nation. We look forward to this synergy and know it will empower our girls to serve as models for their peers when they return to their homes with enthusiasm, energy and ideas for making good choices on and off the chess board. We are delighted with the growing number of donors who share our commitment to make a difference through chess. Thank you again, for your generosity. With warm regards, Kim Kirkley, Esq. Founder P.S. We now have a public Facebook page. If you would like it and share it with your friends that would be very helpful. https://www.facebook.com/Queens-of-Chess-in-Kings-County-Public-Page-565922807140218/?ref=br_rs

2018-03-03T14:55:29Z
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Susan Douglas gave $50.00

Its a wonderful opportunity for the girls and I would like to contribute.

2018-03-03T12:50:52Z

Megan Hernandez gave $100.00

2018-03-03T12:29:02Z

Sara Wilson gave $100.00

2018-03-03T04:12:16Z

Rebecca Cleary gave $10.00

Kick butt girls!!

2018-03-03T04:04:18Z

Joyce Hoffacker gave $50.00

Because they’ve earned it.

2018-03-03T03:39:58Z

Yuet Chu gave $50.00

for Tillie and her chess-mates! #girlpower

2018-03-03T03:10:34Z

Pamela Brug gave $250.00

Support for our children and Community is essential

2018-03-03T02:04:01Z

Bob and Debbie Warburton gave $100.00

To help girls pursue their dreams!

2018-03-03T02:01:28Z

Meg Vergeront Klas gave $100.00

Family

2018-03-03T00:54:15Z

Nicola Wheir gave $50.00

2018-03-02T23:32:43Z

Adrienne Ford gave $25.00

Queens rule!

2018-03-02T23:02:25Z

Natalye Kennedy gave $20.00

#GirlsPower

2018-03-02T21:04:09Z

olivia Kraus gave $100.00

2018-03-02T20:41:04Z

Chelsea Kelley gave $40.00

2018-03-02T19:18:56Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

Go and conquer!

2018-03-02T18:44:32Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

I love chess. Work hard and good luck!

2018-03-02T18:32:15Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

I will support girls any way that I can.

2018-03-02T18:28:54Z

Anonymous gave $10.00

2018-03-02T17:40:09Z

Sarah Lavery gave $50.00

Brooklyn girls rule!

2018-03-02T17:00:41Z

Rotimi Akinnuoye(Bed-Vyne Wine & Spirits gave $500.00

@bed-vyne wine & Spirits is happy to support the neighborhood and our girls. Good luck.

2018-03-02T16:34:57Z
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Kristi Massaro gave $10.00

2018-03-02T14:00:00Z

Alice Soloway gave $50.00

Brooklyn Chess Queens rule!!

2018-03-02T13:17:29Z

Kristin Martine gave $25.00

2018-03-02T12:28:11Z

Fabiola & Paras Shah gave $101.00

Good luck Queens!

2018-03-02T12:01:23Z

Elizabeth Rawson gave $10.00

Girls who play chess! YES!!,

2018-03-02T03:23:39Z

Kirsten Brown gave $10.00

So proud of these smart, talented girls! Good luck in Chicago!

2018-03-02T01:54:12Z

CURLISA JOHNSON gave $100.00

2018-03-01T21:47:40Z

Dolores Ayuso gave $50.00

2018-03-01T20:54:58Z

Brett Truitt gave $100.00

Love supporting our youth; for they are our FUTURE!! Congrats QKKC!!!

2018-03-01T17:47:15Z

Anina Klein gave $20.00

2018-03-01T16:53:53Z

Donna Lankford gave $10.00

For Sara's Lovely Lily!

2018-03-01T15:58:59Z

April Burns gave $20.00

Keep checkin' those Kings, QUEENS!!

2018-03-01T15:23:54Z

Anonymous gave $50.00

To support a friend’s daughter

2018-03-01T14:17:05Z

Irene gave $10.00

2018-03-01T12:15:23Z

Linlee Hermann gave $20.00

Because this is AWESOME and I want to support my local girls!!!

2018-03-01T05:44:00Z

Rita Valentin gave $20.00

Keep shining Lily. I how you girls kill it. My son plays chess it’s a super smart sport and I call it a sport because it’s super talented. Best of luck to Lily of all her fellow girls. 🙏💕

2018-03-01T04:52:00Z

Lissin Lev Chaya gave $10.00

To support girls getting the opportunity to shine

2018-03-01T04:05:50Z

The Stephen Family gave $50.00

Good luck girls!

2018-03-01T03:57:01Z

Anonymous gave $25.00

Because I want to

2018-03-01T03:11:18Z

Anonymous gave $20.00

2018-03-01T02:46:56Z

Scerbo Family gave $25.00

For our further leaders

2018-03-01T02:24:36Z

Tammi williams gave $50.00

2018-03-01T01:51:57Z

Karen Petrick gave $50.00

I want support my niece and all these girls is something they enjoy. Love u Annabelle

2018-03-01T00:40:32Z

Diane Wilkerson gave $100.00

2018-02-28T18:43:37Z

Jill Schimmel gave $50.00

So inspired by these young ladies- wishing you the best!

2018-02-28T16:15:28Z

Carlyn del Rosario gave $50.00

2018-02-28T14:36:53Z

Jane Remmen gave $10.00

2018-02-28T14:28:39Z

Mandi White-Ajmani gave $250.00

Such a great opportunity for these girls!

2018-02-28T12:03:19Z

Janice S Robinson gave $100.00

I love Chess & love that the Queens do as well!

2018-02-28T05:21:48Z

Daryl Tillman gave $25.00

I'm doing it for the culture!!

2018-02-28T03:49:57Z

Martha Browning gave $100.00

So exciting!!!!

2018-02-28T03:27:33Z

Sponsorship Levels

Level 5
$500+

Covers 1 girl's airfare and lodging for the tournament. You will receive a QCKC duffel bag and video of the highlights.

SPONSORS
Rotimi Akinnuoye(Bed-Vyne Wine & Spirits
Chandler Cosmetic
Level 4
$250+

QCKC canvas bag

SPONSORS
Opus Moreschi
Level 3
$100+

Queens of Chess in Kings County Tshirt

Level 2
$50+

Thank you note!

Level 1
$10+

Thank you post card!

Team

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