Nancy Speaks at the Hip Hop Chess Federation’s Spring Classic

May 20, 2011

Nancy with 15 year-old chess champion Daniel Naroditsky and Adisa Banjoko, founder of the Hip Hop Chess Federation.Founded by award winning Lecturer and Author, Adisa Banjoko and Hip-Hop graphic artist Leo Libiran, the Hip Hop Chess Federation is dedicated to providing an inclusive setting for individuals to interact, play and develop life skills with people they view as mentors. Along with recreational activities, the Hip Hop Chess Federation also provides workshops and sponsor supported education scholarships.

They hosted their Spring Classic in San Jose, California on Saturday, May 14th. The free event was chock full of great things for kids to do, from B-Boy’ing and Jiu Jitsu to Eskrima and Skateboard Demos and celebrities like Zion I, Casual and T-KASH; NBC 11’s Scott Budman and Chess World Master, 15 year old, Daniel Noroditsky were all in attendance. It was an honor for Nancy to be included in that list and a part of the panel that spoke to more than 100 people in attendance! An outstanding theme throughout the day was “Choose a goal and stick to it.” What a great message and a wonderful event! Thanks to Adisa and everyone for making it such an awesome day.

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