Why Rackspace Supports Scholastic Chess
As a leader in the technology industry, Rackspace wants to build a culture around chess as a scholastic mind sport, so that our young adults enter the workforce with the technical thinking skills that matter to us.
If a kid can throw a ball well or swim across the pool quickly, they can, at a young age, join a community that will cultivate and coach their athletic talents and reward them well with a deserved sense of accomplishment. The results are spectacular, and our top atheletes can compete with anyone in the world.
Unfortunately, athletic skills aren't what makes a tech company like Rackspace successful. We need people with logical thinking skills, problem solving ability, and technical creativity. Chess develops all these skills.
4th Rackspace Scholastic
May 16, 2015