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End KnightsBy End Knights
First created
End KnightsBy End Knights
First created
$432
pledged of $1,000,000pledged of $1,000,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 21 2015 5:37 PM UTC +00:00

About

End Knights is a "startup" club/organization dedicated to furthering both the youth AND adult interest in the game of chess. Our very first Kickstarter project is called "An Hour of Chess: Chess for 12,500 schools!" The initiative of this campaign is to not only provide 12,500 schools across the United States with equipment to start or supplement a chess team/club but also to connect students and schools with other chess tutors and enthusiasts in both their local and chess communities.

For every $10 we raise, one standard tournament chess set will be provided FREE to a school on the list. What list? That's the part where you also come in! The list of schools that we are distributing these free chess sets to is completely made up of requests directly submitted and made by the public. So if you know a school that would greatly benefit from , comment with the school name, address, and other details (contact/receiver name, phone number, etc.) and we will add them to the list! Each school on the list will receive eight chess sets (first-come, first-served), so we hope to raise enough funds to provide chess sets to 12,500 schools across the States. Any extra funds we raise will go to chess sets for the other schools on the list after the first 12,500.

All the chess sets we will be providing and distributing will be tournament standard chess sets, suitable for use by players and teams in both practice, analysis and tournaments.
All the chess sets we will be providing and distributing will be tournament standard chess sets, suitable for use by players and teams in both practice, analysis and tournaments.

All chess sets will be shipped to the 12,500 schools within one-two weeks upon their arrival here in Chicago after full-scale production (of about two months total) is completed- hey it's 100,000 chess sets people!). The chess sets will be shipped primarily through USPS with the possibility of UPS/FedEx/DHL and other shipping companies depending on shipping locations and rates. Again the chess sets are being distributed and provided entirely FREE of cost to 12,500 schools which means we are both covering the shipping costs and handling all the burdens of working out logistics as well. Tracking numbers will be sent to each school's contact/receiver we have on file in the list within 24 hours of the dispatch of the chess set shipment. We will release tracking numbers to the public as each school confirms receipt of the shipment, however we will NOT be able to provide the tracking number for public view and access until they are delivered (for security reasons).

Can't forget that mug! Look for the End Knight Ceramic Coffee Mug under the Kickstarter Reward Pledges!
Can't forget that mug! Look for the End Knight Ceramic Coffee Mug under the Kickstarter Reward Pledges!

If you are a chess teacher/trainer/tutor and would like your contact information to be distributed with a specific school or local area/district, please comment and leave your contact details and we will review and add your information to the list.

Risks and challenges

We've already finalized virtually everything in our plan and believe it or not the most difficult challenge we'll be facing is NOT the actual logistics and distribution of 100,000 chess sets to 12,500 schools across America and a similar amount of chess sets and mugs to our backers, but the Kickstarter campaign itself and the public list of recipient schools especially as well. This is why we need YOUR help and support to spread the word and help us succeed to our endgame!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Help us reach our goal to distribute and provide FREE chess equipment and resources at NO COST to 12,500 schools across America! We are eternally grateful for your support and we will add you to our email-update list and our donor list.

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    You will not only receive the satisfaction of helping provide two chess sets to one of 12,500 schools across America but also a neat End Knights ceramic coffee mug while you're at it! Kudos to you!

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    You will not only receive the satisfaction of helping provide two chess sets to one of 12,500 schools across America but you own chess set too while you're at it! Kudos to you!

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    You will not only receive the satisfaction of helping provide three chess sets to one of 12,500 schools across America but your very own chess set AND End Knights ceramic coffee mug too while you're at it! Kudos to you! Very smart.

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    You will not only receive the satisfaction of helping provide five chess sets to one of 12,500 schools across America but two of your very own chess sets and two End Knights ceramic coffee mugs too while you're at it! Kudos to you! Very, very smart.

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    You will not only receive the satisfaction of helping provide ten chess sets to one of 12,500 schools across America but four of your very own chess sets and four End Knights ceramic coffee mugs too while you're at it! Kudos to you! A very, very, very smart move indeed.

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    You will not only receive the satisfaction of helping provide twenty-five chess sets to one of 12,500 schools across America but ten of your very own chess sets and ten End Knights ceramic coffee mugs too while you're at it! Kudos to you! A very, very, very smart move indeed.

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    You will not only receive the satisfaction of helping provide fifty chess sets to one of 12,500 schools across America but twenty of your very own chess sets and twenty End Knights ceramic coffee mugs too while you're at it! Kudos to you for helping us reach our endgame!

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    You will not only receive the satisfaction of helping provide one-hundred chess sets to one of 12,500 schools across America but forty of your very own chess sets and forty End Knights ceramic coffee mugs too while you're at it! Kudos to you for helping us reach our endgame!

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    You will not only receive the satisfaction of helping provide two hundred and fifty chess sets to one of 12,500 schools across America but one-hundred of your very own chess sets and one-hundred End Knights ceramic coffee mugs too while you're at it! Kudos to you for helping us reach our endgame!

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    You will not only receive the satisfaction of helping provide five hundred chess sets to one of 12,500 schools across America but two-hundred of your very own chess sets and two-hundred of your very own End Knights ceramic coffee mugs too while you're at it! Kudos to you for helping us reach our endgame!

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Funding period

- (60 days)