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The Collier Companies to Sponsor Chess Challenge 2017

Published: Tuesday April 25, 2017

     GAINESVILLE, Fla.— For the fourth year in a row, The Collier Companies will help sponsor the annual Chess Challenge. This year, they will contribute $2,000 as a “Grandmaster” Sponsor for the annual event. The Alachua County Scholastic Chess Association hosts the annual Chess Challenge. This year’s challenge will take place May 26 at Littlewood Elementary School in Gainesville, Florida.

     The Chess Challenge is a chess tournament played between the host school and the Alachua Country Scholastic Chess Association players. Children from the host school are taught chess during the school year to prepare for the event. On tournament day, each student is paired with a student from the Chess Association. Each student receives a tournament-style chess set and a t-shirt to commemorate the event. This will be the nineteenth Chess Challenge event. Previous host schools have included Lake Forest, Archer, and Rawlings Elementary in Gainesville, Florida.

     The Alachua County Scholastic Chess Association is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and providing chess education, clubs, and tournaments to students in Alachua County in kindergarten through high school. For more information, please visit their website.

     The Collier Companies is a property management company based in Gainesville, Florida. The company owns and manages over ten-thousand apartment units in the states of Florida, Georgia, and Oklahoma. For more information about The Collier Companies, please visit

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