Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The HHCF Needs Your Help 2 Honor The Queens

This happy girl loves chess- and has back up (look behind the other chair!).

The Hip-Hop Chess Federation has made a great impact on how people view Hip-Hop, Chess and education. Our last event, brought out over 500 people to participate from all over the country. Our next event seeks to be bigger than that.

The HHCF is essentially a 4 people team. But, we don't do these things alone. We can only do them with your help.

Recently we met a girl (we'll call her Kayla) who came to our last event. She participated at the HHCF Chess Kings Invitational and had a lot of fun. Unfortunately, some of the people who care for her were not as excited about her passion for chess. They threw away her chessboard. We gave her another and promised to continue giving her boards until we run out.

Its one thing to say that "The schools are not working" or "We need to be taking care of the children better". It is another thing, to look into the eyes of a child that the system is failing. To see the heartache of a girl who knows she is not being loved and nurtured at the level she deserves.

Its not just that girls like Kayla are not given as many options to showcase their skills on platforms of deep logic. Many girls who show passion for things like chess, math and science are attacked. Why? Because they have the audacity to love something so powerful. They are ridiculed and chastised for embracing the highest paths of wisdom.

The Hip-Hop Chess Federation hopes to help young girls like Kayla see the infinite choices she has before her in life. We hope to help her manifest her potential. But we can't do it alone. We need you help.

The HHCF cannot Honor the Queens on Feb. 16th 2008 without you. Please sponsor the HHCF today:

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