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March 29, 2017 (Los Angeles) – Dozens of children ages five to sixteen took part in the 5th Annual Playa Vista Invitational Chess Tournament. The children come from all over Southern California, but a super-majority come from Los Angeles County.
Ben Eubanks teaches children the game of chess every Wednesday at the Playa Vista Library and founded the annual tournament. Eubanks is a REALTOR® by day and serves as a board member for the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS®.
He is passionate about mentoring new generations of Los Angeles leaders. Having attended prestigious institutions like the University of Southern California (USC), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Eubanks understands the power of education. He works to bring chess tournaments to these universities in order to surround his students with the power of learning and higher education. He believes the collegiate atmosphere will help inspire them to strive for even greater personal achievements.
The children’s socioeconomic background ranges from low income to upper incomes. Eubanks wants to help level the playing field, “I’m bringing ‘The Game of Kings’ to these kids. They have the brain power to master this game. That mastery will embolden and empower them to take on even greater challenges in their lives. I know they will do great things for our Los Angeles communities. So proud to be part of their journey.”
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