INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – This past summer, 24-Hour News 8 introduced you to the IMPD Chess Club at IPS School 15, Thomas Gregg Elementary: a way for kids and cops to interact and learn.
It’s not only the officers volunteering – a local business owner is getting in the game.
When the chess club leader went to Friendly City Games in Lebanon to buy three chess sets, owner Preston Myers gave the club 12 sets for the price of three.
Since then, every time the club needs anything Myers gives and gives and gives.
Wednesday night, he was awarded a certificate of appreciation.
“You can apply strategies that you’ve learned through gaming to your entire life,” he said. “I mean from beginning to end those critical thinking skills and analytic thought processes are going to be important.”
Before the chess club could even present Preston with his plaque, he gave them 12 new board games to take back to the kids.