By Jill Fox
Take a good step and head to this year’s Mayors’ Chess Challenge.
The free event will take place again on Saturday, January 29th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the City of Parkland and is open to everyone, regardless of age, level of play or even beginner status.
Mayor Rich Walker looks forward to engaging with young residents and taking part in his first chess challenge.
“Chess is a great opportunity for participants to use strategic and logical thinking,” said Walker. “It’s an ideal way for players to strengthen their minds and hone their skills.”
The Mayors’ Chess Challenge brings families, elected officials and community leaders together to support school chess. Instructors from the Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess are on hand to help newbies.
This free and friendly series of meetings, led by Sunrise Mayor Michael Ryan in partnership with Mayors across Broward County, is promoting the benefits of chess in both academia and our community.
The PREC is located in Pine Trails Park at 10599 Trails End in Parkland.
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Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked in public relations and television for over 20 years. Fox lives in Parkland with her husband and two children.