Chess fundraiser scheduled for child with cancer

Aug. 25, 2013 @ 10:24 AM


Rudy Abate, president of the N.C. Chess Association and avid encourager for the game in the community, is going to put his skills to work for a fundraiser.

Abate is raising money for Michael Brown, a Vance Charter School eighth-grader with a rare form of bone cancer.

On Sept. 20-21, from 6 Friday night until 6 on Saturday night, Abate will play chess for 24 consecutive hours against all comers at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Abate is soliciting monetary sponsors in advance and during the event for each hours he plays.

The public is welcome to attend, and to gain sponsorships for playing against Abate. Abate said he will share instructional time and is welcoming all ranges of players in age and ability.

To play or to sponsor, email to contact Abate. He can also be reached at (252) 738-0375, or (252) 226-4224.