Texas Tech Chess Club Honored by State Education Association
March 5, 2008
Texas Tech University's Knight Raiders received a TAPE Gold Award for a partnership
with Ramirez Elementary.
Written by Cory Chandler
Texas Tech University’s Knight Raiders Chess Club
was honored by the Texas Association of Partners in Education (TAPE) for its work
with the Lubbock Independent School District.
The Knight Raiders and Ramirez Rooks Chess Club received a TAPE Gold Award recognizing
the clubs’ innovative partnership, in which Knight Raiders visit the elementary school
to hold free after-school sessions, and were congratulated for the recognition by
the LISD Board of Trustees and Texas Rep. Carl Isett (R-Lubbock).
"I think that this is a tremendous recognition of the work we have done," said Knight
Raiders Advisor Hal Karlsson. "It is the culmination of years of effort."
Knight Raiders promote chess both within and outside of Texas Tech through live and
internet matches and tournaments. Members promote chess for K-12 students as a way
to enhance education and promote civic values.
TAPE promotes partnerships to bolster student achievement. For some 28 years, the
association has tapped community and business partnerships to strengthen educational
CONTACT: Hal Karlsson, Knight Raiders advisor, Texas Tech University, at
(806) 742-3130, or firstname.lastname@example.org.