We are currently looking into creating a community foundation in the name of Chess Peters, so that will allow children to attend skate camp at woodward. We feel that it would be something Chess would have been more than supportive of and we are doing all we can to figure out what is all going to be involved. I know we haven't updated anything recently, but this is something worth waiting for.
Again, this is something we want to do to help kids the way Chess would have wanted to. Some of you may not have known, but Chess wanted to go to Woodward to teach kids how to skateboard. So we figured what better way to remember him and his great ability, than to give children the chance to go to skate camp and learn things they did not know before.
We are not sure yet when things will be finished, as we have just started researching details needed to do this; but we will let you know when everything is finalized and what you can do to help. If you have anything you want to say, feel free to let us know what your thinking.
Thank you and we'll keep you updated as news arrives.
Schuyler and Family
We have news about July 6th!
Come with us as we celebrate the planting of The Chess Tree at Liberty Skate park in Westminster.
The tree will be planted at noon.
We're going to have a day in the park for chess, so bring food for lunch and hang around to watch or even join in on the Chess Peters Skate off.
We would love if everyone who came could bring a Red and/or Green balloon, we want to release them together in his honor.
Also, if you have any pictures of him you would like to share, feel free to bring them or even a copy for the family.
If you can't make it, we would like to have you release a balloon at noon. That way no matter where you are at that time, we will all have the same thought(Chess) in mind.
No one knows how to take it when someone so young and vibrant decides to take a detour off the scenic route we paved for him. When we peel out off the starting line we don't look back for help till we hit our pit stop. The most rewarding gift of all is the few moments we spend there to grease and tighten up our wheels of glory, only to kick the dust up in the air. We spread our wings and we co-pilot our flight to wherever our song sings. The soundtrack of our heart thumps to the harmony of our true passion. Track to track, it doesn't outro till it's too late. So as greedy as we are we search for the secret songs, we backtrack to the find the missing lyric. Chess Dillon Peters was the lyric of life. He was a man of few but powerful words, always reminding me to think before I spoke, because you only put out what you want back. He couldn't care less when it was time to the swap the record, just that we better had enough of them for the road. He didn't care where and when it was time to stop on the sidelines, the crew better just be ready when he showed up. My brother was a true example and an inspiration for all friends and family that was so hard hitting, so in your face; it left a bitter taste in your mouth as he tried to spoon-feed it to you. Once you got it down, he was the first to make sure you didn't spit it back in his face. For every action, theirs an equal or opposite reaction, he literally set his board up for a checkmate every time someone opposed him. Over time outmatching every player that came his way, he miraculously rearranged his pawns to open doors that gave people like myself the opportunity of a lifetime. He was the greatest friend, the greatest teacher, the greatest brother anybody could ever have and I just wish I had one last chance to tell him that. He took the worst things in life, and brushed them off his shoulder only a real man could do, for a kid of his age he was brighter than any energy I've ever met in my life, and I am just thankful he had taken me under his wing like he had. Till the crossroads my bratha. -Schuyler Peters
On July 6th we will be planting a tree that the Liberty Skate Park in Westminster in memory of Chelsea *Chess* Peters. What we will be doing that day is still undecited, but we will be having something going on. We welcome all friends and people who would like to join to come out for the event. We all know that he will be there in spirit for this and we know how much it would mean to him if all of his friends showed up. We will be keeping you posted on what will be going on that day, but as of now this is all. If you have any ideas let us know.
Schuyler, Stephanie, and the Peters/Kaufman Family