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), United Arab Emirates (2013), South Africa (2014), and Greece (2015).
On December 16, 2010, Joshua Colas earned the title of Chess Master making him the youngest African-American Chess Master in history!
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.
Congrats to Josh on recently winning the 2015 New York State High School Championships in Saratoga!
The Joshua Colas Chess Fund provides financial support for Joshua's chess-related activities including training, tournament expenses, travel, and lodging.
The Fund, and this website, are maintained by Ray Ainsworth (914-949-0692) who is a volunteer Chess Advisor in the White Plains Public School system. Please note that donations made by check are tax-deductible and are processed through Friends of White Plains Public Schools, 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:
Friends of White Plains Public Schools (payee)
c/o Ray Ainsworth
3 Milford Close
White Plains, NY 10606
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Thank you for your support!