After School Activities Partnership
At today’s event, they had the chance to play against kids from other schools, with some prizes on the line.
Mattleman is retiring next month. She has been a tireless worker for literacy in Philadelphia and her education commentaries have aired for years on KYW Newsradio 1060.
Sports championships are always big news. Chess championships, almost never. But volunteer coaches and their supporters are helping young chess players from Philadelphia travel to the big show.
With two dozen schools permanently closing in June, about ten thousand Philadelphia students will attend new public schools next year.
The Philadelphia Eagles hosted a youth chess challenge on Wednesday at Lincoln Financial Field, in South Philadelphia.