Baseball is More Than Batting and Pitching

April 3, 2023

Todd Hall

The Cleveland Guardians today announced in partnership with Homage the release of a Guardians Chess Club t-shirt, in conjunction with a t-shirt signing by Steven Kwan.

The signing will take place on April 8 at 11 AM ET in the Guardians Team Store located at Progressive Field. Gold Glove Award-Winner Steven Kwan will sign Guardians Chess Club t-shirts for the first 100 people in line at the Team Store who have already purchased the shirt. The Chess Club shirt will be available in the Team Store for purchase on the day of the event when the store opens at 10 AM ET.

Guardians Chess Club was formed in 2022 when Kwan brought his love for the game to the Cleveland clubhouse. Since then, a number of players participate in daily chess matches at Progressive Field and hone their skills throughout the year by hosting the John Marshall Chess Club at Progressive Field for exhibition tournaments.

“Chess is a huge passion of mine, and I’ve been extremely fortunate to play against some of the best that the Cleveland Metropolitan School District has to offer over the last year,” Kwan said. “I’m excited to partner with Homage to create the official Guardians Chess Club shirt and continue to share my passion for the game with the entire Cleveland community.”

A percentage of the proceeds from all Guardians Chess Club t-shirt purchases will benefit CMSD Chess Clubs, and local students from the John Marshall Chess Club will be on-site on April 8 to play chess with attending fans.

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