July 31, 2017 – Cary, North Carolina
Avi Pandey is keeping himself very busy this summer. The 12-year-old trains hard in martial arts already having earned a 3rd Degree Black Belt, and is a fine chess player with a USCF (United States Chess Federation) of 1000.
But what does chess have to do with martial arts?
Being a Black Belt at Johnson’s Martial Arts, Avi is encouraged to lead community service projects to benefit causes that he is passionate about. So, Avi created a project that combines his love of chess with his desire to help the less fortunate.
Avi decided to hold a chess camp to benefit SEWA International, a non-profit organization that does volunteer projects in South Asia, including helping under privileged children.
The week-long chess camp held at Johnson’s Martial Arts of Cary was a big success raising $120 with 16 students.
More importantly, some of the kids had never played chess before, but now have a healthy new-found passion. Avi also learned some invaluable life lessons through the planning and executing of his project saying, “I worked hard to prepare for my lessons…I learned that the preparation is key to successful execution of plans. I also learned how hard it is to teach. I had never formally taught a chess class before.”
Interested in learning more about Avi’s Cause?
SEWA’s website is listed below as well as another upcoming charity event that Avi is participating in.
What - Charity Volleyball Tournament
Where - North Cary Park, 1100 Norwell Blvd Cary, NC
When - Aug 26th and 27th
Registration - https://www.sewausa.org/event/spike-for-sewa-2017
Website - https://www.sewausa.org/
Email - SEWAINRTP@GMAIL.COM
MEDIA CONTACT: BRYSON JOHNSON
Johnson’s Martial Arts