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
Chess Tournament
May 16, 2015