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Brad Raizner

Brad Raizner

Brad Raizner, a junior at St. John’s School, launched a virtual chess-tournament fundraiser to support students in need of resources for successful online learning. He decided that proceeds would go toward laptops for students at Blackshear Elementary School in addition to a charity of the winner’s choosing. Competing in the tournament were 24 participants ages 6-18 who represented four schools in the Houston area and one school in California. After six rounds of play, Luke Westmark, a senior at St. John's School, won the tournament and chose to donate funds to the Houston SPCA. With the proceeds, Brad was able to purchase five laptops for Blackshear Elementary students. 

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