The Joshua Colas Chess Fund was established in June 2010 in an effort to support the chess pursuits of White Plains (NY) resident Joshua Colas. In his young chess career, Joshua has won six national championships and has been named to the All-American Scholastic Chess Team every year since 2009. Joshua Colas qualified to represent Team USA at the World Youth Chess Championships in Greece (2010), Brazil (2011), Slovenia (2012), and United Arab Emirates (2013).
On December 16, 2010, Joshua Colas earned the title of Chess Master making him the youngest African-American Chess Master in history!
The August 2012 national chess rankings listed Joshua Colas as the top rated 13 year-old chess player in the United States.
Joshua won the prestigious 2013 New York City High School Chess Championships and the 2013 New York State High School Chess Championships. He accomplished both feats while only being a high school freshman.
The Joshua Colas Chess Fund provides financial support for Joshua's chess-related activities including tournament expenses, travel, lodging, and weekly Grandmaster training sessions.
The Fund, and this website, are maintained by Ray Ainsworth (914-949-0692) who is a volunteer Chess Coordinator in the White Plains Public School system. Please note that donations are tax-deductible and are processed through The Foundation for Public Education in White Plains, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Most importantly, 100% of all donations go towards the chess expenses of Joshua Colas.
Please consider making a gift to a very special young man. Donations can be sent to:
The Foundation for Public Education in White Plains, Inc. (payee)
c/o Ray Ainsworth
3 Milford Close
White Plains, NY 10606
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