Bronx, city kids bridge generation gap with game of chess
? Bronx and city kids tested their skill against seniors at the ?Cross Generation Chess Tournament? in Riverdale Sunday.
Organizer Renee Yarzig says the purpose of the event, held at the Young Men/Young Women Hebrew Association, was to build relationships between the young and old. Yarzig adds that playing chess helps the elderly keep sharp memories, which can prevent alzheimer?s disease. Children benefit by learning valuable life lessons.
A 7-year-old music prodigy was also on hand to play classical tunes.