Whatever it takes
Whatever it takes

Some kids feel they need a little edge so they bring a friend.

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Living chess games
Living chess games

A bishop in play. Thanks to the art students at Old Dominion University for the costumes!

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James Schuyler NICE simul
James Schuyler NICE simul

We love having NMs and GMs teach us a thing or tow.

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Whatever it takes
Whatever it takes

Some kids feel they need a little edge so they bring a friend.

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NICE is NOT operating during the COVID-19 pandemic

The City of Norfolk has closed

Lambert's Point Community Center

1251 W 42nd St, Norfolk, VA 23508

VISIT Lisa Suhay's children's project that is helping raise spirits in a COVID-safe, outdoor environment.

Fairy Tree, Fairy Pen Pals where children write to the fairies and the fairies write back.

An outdoor life-size chess set is on site there.















How to help


Volunteer to learn, play or teach chess at any of our locations or events.


Community Partner

Business owners can help us out by contacting us to come an pickup leftovers adn overages at the end of the business day.


Yorgoes Bageldashery, for example, lets us come and pickup their bagels at the end of the day so they don't get thrown away! We need brain food and munchables are always welcome.



You don't have to know a thing about chess to come and let a child teach you what they know about the game. In exchange, you can teach them about your business, career or life experience.


Help with homework for 30 minutes so our chess kids can begin their game play knowing that a caring adult or "big brother/sister" checked their work or helped them solve an equation.

New Horizons:

Critical thinking comes in many forms and NICE is branching out to help more kids set sail for succcess.

We worked with ODU Sailing Team, United Way of Hampton Roads and Guinness Book World Record Sailor

Robert Suhay to take some future chess players out sailing. This is a program we hope to continue via an ongoing GoFundMe campaign. Learn more and see the photo album at www.RobertSuhay.com

​Invite Lisa Suhay












NICE Founder Lisa Suhay

will come to your school

to talk about chess


give an author lecture.

Visits are FREE.

Book sales benefits



homeless families


Hampton Roads.













Email: Lisa Suhay Lsuhays3@gmail.com