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Posted on: August 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Town of Davie Hosts Annual Mayor's Chess Challenge

Mayor's Chess Challenge

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AUGUST 17, 2023 



DAVIE, Fla. – The Town of Davie Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is hosting its annual Mayors’ Chess Challenge on Saturday, September 16, 2023. This free event will take place at the Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Players of all ages and skills are welcome to participate and have the opportunity to challenge elected officials and community leaders to a friendly chess session. Instructors from Chess Art will be on hand to help those new to the game. 

The Mayors’ Chess Challenge started in South Florida 10 years ago to draw attention to the benefits of chess, one of the oldest and most intriguing games, and is now hosted by 20 municipalities throughout the year. Players learn critical-thinking skills, improve concentration and discipline, develop problem-solving skills, and build self-esteem and good sportsmanship. Participants can pick up a special “passport” to log all the local events they attend.  

Chess boards will be provided by the Town for competition use. Light refreshments will be available and raffle prizes awarded to participants.  

For more information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at 954-797-1181 or email [email protected].


Media Contact:

Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager

Office: 954-797-1035


Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator

Office: 954-797-1102


Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant 

Office: 954-797-1190

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