Clermont’s chess lovers soon will be able to connect virtually.
The City of Clermont’s Parks and Recreation Department is launching a Virtual Chess Club. The club will convene weekly at 6 p.m. Thursdays starting April 1.
“This is the latest virtual program city staff has innovated to provide during the COVID-19 pandemic as a safe option for our community,” Parks and Recreation Director Scott Davidoff said. “We are excited to get players signed up.”
The free Champions for a Lifetime program allows players to see who else is online and to challenge whomever they choose to a game.
Registration is required; email Amy Dingman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other virtual city programs have been successful. Virtual Bingo attracted twice the participants that the in-person program previously drew.
The City of Clermont’s Champions for a Lifetime programming offers Clermont’s seniors and nonresidents social activities, fitness classes, games, discussion groups, guest lectures, field trips and more at no cost unless otherwise noted.