The success of Yes2Chess
In 2014, Barclaycard Europe launched the Yes2Chess initiative in partnership with the charity, Chess in Schools and Communities. We’re proud to announce that Yes2Chess has been a spectacular success. Here are some of the 2014 highlights:
- 40,000 primary school-aged children, across 8 countries, benefited
- 1,300 teams signed up
- 400 schools participated
- 443 Yes2Chess volunteers gave their time
The 2015 Grand Final in London, at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park
To celebrate the incredible achievement of winning the national tournament, we invite each winning team to join us for the Yes2Chess Grand Final in London.
The finals will take place in London’s Hyde Park, at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time, an exciting live music and entertainment event. Each team of five will compete with the other winning teams from around the world, and enjoy a fun programme of summer events.
At the heart of Barclaycard’s Citizenship agenda is our commitment to helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way. 5 Million Young Futures is the Barclays’ Group commitment to invest not only money, but also colleagues’ time and expertise in community programmes that enhance the enterprise, employability and financial skills of young people. Yes2Chess is all about supporting the social and academic development of the next generation.
Good luck in the Yes2Chess tournament and let’s all join together to say Yes2Chess.
Let’s all join together and say Yes2Chess!