Trivia Night to support the Linda T. Russ Memorial Fund at Crossroads School

Crossroads College Preparatory School will hold its eighth annual trivia night on Feb. 9 to support the Linda T. Russ Memorial Fund, which fosters participation in the school’s chess program by defraying some of the cost of tournament events. 

Russ worked for numerous Jewish organizations during her career, including the Jewish Federation, the JCC, and the Older Adults Community Action Program, where she served as director for 10 years.  She passed away in 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Her son, Ben, was a member of the Crossroads chess team and he has stayed involved with the school’s chess team, helping chaperone their annual trip to the Missouri State Championships in 2011, where Crossroads took first place in the 9th Grade and Under Division. 

Last year’s trivia night raised money needed to pay for the team’s transportation to Chess Nationals in Minneapolis and also provided scholarships to defray the cost of the trip for some of the team members. This spring, the team plans on competing at Chess SuperNationals in Nashville, Tenn.

For more information about the Crossroads College Preparatory School’s trivia night, or to make a donation to the Linda T. Russ Memorial Fund, contact Howard Granok at 314-367-8085 or by email at [email protected].