1. Norfolk Initiative for Chess Excellence (NICE) provides free chess after school in various locations. We figured out that kids learn less and meltdown more when they haven't eaten since 11 a.m. Many come to the centers straight from school. Others just get hungray after basketball and other sports offerred at the centers prior to our chess play.
    So we went out and put our new 501c3 status to work in the community collecting overflow from local bakeries and getting Harris Teeter on board for juice and some extra specialtreats like gummi bears or cookies. All the overflow we can't save for the following week goes home with out senior citizen mentors or the families.
    Give us your extras and we will make things NICE!
    Contact Lisa Suhay, NICE director (Lsuhays3@gmail.com)

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  2. Chess mated carnival in an epic blitz match. Thanks to the Norfolk State University Spartan mascot ,who drew kids in an dthen sat and played despite bareley being able to see the board through the costume. Also, quite brave considering the carnival was held directly across the street from epic rival, Old Dominion University. As confetti eggs flew over the players heads kids gravitated to the one board I brought, making me wish I'd had more faith in the game and brought a dozen. Next year I will.

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  3. Lamberts Point Community Center was full of surprises on this thundery, soaking night. Takes more than April showers to keep our players at home. Special thanks to Mentor Gerald Ronning who walked all the way from the senior home on 38th St. Good grief Gerald, wouldya please let me pick you up on these dreadful weather nights? At least he let me drive him home.
    Must must find him some boots. He wore the bags because he's saving money for a bus ticket to Richmond t see his daughter and grandkids.

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  4. Susan Polgar donated her time and travelled at her own expense to promote scholastic and military chess at The Chrysler Museum and Norfolk State University here. Learn more at http://www.NiceChess.net

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  5. Thanks to Farm Fresh in Ghent, Norfolk we now have a cookie sponsor. Who wants to bring the juice? http://www.NiceChess.net a non-profit 501c3 corporation.

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Lisa Suhay

Using the Gracie Bullyproof program http://www.graciekids.com and Hip-Hop Chess Federation Life Strategies to help kids lead happier, stronger lives. Promoting unity through music, chess and martial arts. http://www.lisasuhay.com

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