Vibha Dream Play: Chess and Table Tennis for a cause
“Excellent planning,” “smooth execution,” “well organized,” “great competition” were some of the comments being heard on February 7 and February 28, 2015 for the Vibha Atlanta Dream Play event sponsored by North Fulton Smiles for the Dream Play event. H2K Infosys was the official sponsor for the Chess tournament, and India Plaza for the Table Tennis.
The Chess event was held at South Forsyth Middle School. Table Tennis was hosted at the Atlanta International Table Tennis Academy. As always, Vibha Youth played a major role in planning, designing the fliers, spreading the word, doing the publicity, and finally executing it perfectly on event day.
The youth lead for Chess was Khushboo Sarda. Around 170 players from all walks of life and from all ages, young and old, came to play for a good cause and compete, too. The enthusiasm and energy of the participants was evident from the way they surged into the venue as soon as the doors opened for the competition.
Chess had 6 categories: 3 rated (Championship, Reserve, and Novice) and 3 unrated (Grades 3 and below, Grades 4 – 12, and Adults). Trophies were given to winners and Star trophies to rated kids who had a plus score (2.5).
Youth lead for Table Tennis was Jai Mareddy. People from all age groups participated for a good cause and competed with gusto. A lot of the adults participated for the nostalgia and the fact that they were able to give back to the community while having fun in the process. Trophies were awarded to 1st place and runner up in the Junior Singles, Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s doubles, and Mixed doubles.
This was yet another successful year of a well-organized event by Vibha’s youth wing. Events like these are an excellent opportunity for youth to experience and develop leadership skills and contribute to the cause of underprivileged children through more than 250 projects in India and the U.S. as well.
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