Prison Chess Outreach



Chess gives inmates an opportunity to channel their time and energy into something very positive in what can be a challenging and often negative environment.  Through chess they learn concentration, mental problem-solving, taking responsibility for decisions, social interaction skills, and more.


Fellowship of the King is honored to support chess programs in selected Ohio correctional institutions.  We assist with USCF membership and rating fees, lend or provide equipment for training or matches, and more.  Donations to help support this worthy cause are appreciated (but not tax-deductible at this time); checks may be made payable/mailed to Fellowship of the King Chess Club, 2720 Airport Dr, Columbus OH 43219-2219.


We also coordinate volunteers to play in rated matches which are scheduled from time to time in various facilities.    These are opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life in ways those of us who have never been incarcerated may never understand. If you would like more information on how you can participate, please contact Grant Neilley, or 614-314-1102 (leave message).