The Mayor’s Chess Challenge Comes to Tamarac in November

Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan who helped start the Mayor's Chess Challenge begins a friendly game with a competitor in Coral Springs

Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan who helped start the Mayor’s Chess Challenge begins a friendly game with a competitor in Coral Springs – Photo by Adam Baron

By: Sharon Aron Baron

This month, the City of Tamarac will be hosting the Mayor’s Chess Challenge, a free event that is part of a countywide initiative by local mayors to highlight the benefits of chess for children.

Created by Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan and Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan in 2014 as a way to highlight the benefits of chess in an academic environment, it has now been brought to other cities, most recently Coral Springs by Mayor Skip Campbell, who is a law partner of Ryan’s.

Tamarac Mayor Harry Dressler believes that chess helps sharpen concentration and logical thinking, and on the chess board, everyone’s equal.

‘The Mayors’ Chess Challenge is an opportunity to test your skills and enjoy a little friendly competition,” he said.

Held on Saturday November 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Tamarac Community Center at 8601 West Commercial Boulevard, everyone is welcome to attend with no advance registration. Come meet local mayor’s and commissioners from neighboring cities.

About Sharon Aron Baron

avatar Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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