Actor Alec Baldwin donates $2,500 to help RI school’s chess team get to national tournament
The city of Central Falls has made national news because of financial problems, and the news coverage previously caught Baldwin’s attention. Baldwin also contributed $10,000 two years ago to the Central Falls library to help it reopen after it was forced to close because of money problems. The city emerged from bankruptcy last year.
WLNE-TV reports that the chess team needs $8,000 to fund the trip to the national chess tournament in Tennessee. The team has competed in the national tournament six times.