Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Free tix for teachers in the trenches

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Dear Bill,

Great to catch up. As I mentioned, the new chess/education documentary "Brooklyn Castle”  is coming to the Landmark Century beginning this Friday November 2. We have just had a generous donor agree to underwrite the cost to give Free Tickets to Brooklyn Castle to any public school teacher in greater Chicago. Can we get your help in spreading this word to teachers and administrators (public, charter, archdiocese)?

Here are the details:
Brooklyn Castle will play at the Landmark Century

2828 North Clark Street, Chicago IL  60657

 for showtimes. 

From Friday, November 2 through Thursday, November 8, Chicago area teachers can get 1 free ticket by showing their valid Teacher Identification or Union ID Card at the box office. 

Brooklyn Castle follows the successes and challenges of IS 318 in Brooklyn, NY, the most successful middle school chess team in the nation. While working to excel at the chess board, the students and teachers face another major hurdle as cutbacks to after school programs threaten the very existence of their program. It's an inspiring story of what it takes to be a champion, on the chess board, and in life. The film opened in New York City to major press support from such diverse outlets as the the Today Show and the Hollywood Reporter, Sports Illustrated and Teen Vogue. You might like to see the review in the New York Times. Teachers might also like this one from

We hope this generous gift will help us expand awareness of the importance of after school programs, and of chess in education.

I thank you for the consideration and appreciate the support,

Yours truly,

Robert McLellan


Robert McLellan
Director of Marketing
United States Chess Federation
Direct line: (865) 332-0382 or (818) 469-2063

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