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chess in the parkSpecial celebration for the public from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Aug. 27

In conjunction with Sit on it Detroit and Young Detroit Thinkers, People for Palmer Park will reopen “Chess Row” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

After years without this popular activity in the park, the community will once again see rows of chess tables in the beautiful southeast end of one of Detroit’s most vibrant green spaces, Palmer Park. At the Aug. 27 reopening, members of Young Detroit Thinkers, an award-winning chess team that teaches chess to young people while at the same time instilling life skills and values, will be present from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to teach kids the game and challenge them to matches.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. “We have a partnership with Young Detroit Thinkers, an organization dedicated to teaching young people the skills to play chess. We plan to work with the organization’s president, Kevin Fite to bring chess players to Palmer Park, and even host a tournament one day soon,” stated PFPP member, Lee King. “Both Sit On It Detroit and Young Detroit Thinkers are key partners in assisting with the revitalization of Chess Row, another step toward improving Palmer Park and bringing youth to the park for fun and positive, educational experiences.”

People for Palmer Park is committed to the preservation, recreation, and revitalization of Palmer Park, for the good of all. Our vision is to create an urban oasis, regional destination, and daily recreation site that will promote an active and healthy community. To learn more about People for Palmer Park, visit peopleforpalmerpark.org.

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