Eagles Youth Partnership made a commitment to chess in the Philadelphia schools beginning in 2003 through a grant to After School Activities Partnership in support of chess clubs and supplies.
On April 30, 2013, local chess students and Eagles players participated in the 10th Annual Eagles Chess Tournament on Tuesday at Lincoln Financial Field’s SCA Club. The event was sponsored by ASAP (After School Activities Partnerships) and the Eagles Youth Partnership.
This partnership of Eagles Youth Partnership, ASAP (After-School Activities Partnership) and the Philadelphia Chess Challenge encourages chess play in Philadelphia Public Schools with the goal of enhancing children's critical and strategic thinking skills. There is strong evidence that chess builds a variety of skills including reading, analysis, decision making and self control, while it enhances self esteem.
See Past Chess Tournaments Here