Inmates create chessboards for Seattle kids

SEATTLE -- Kids at Detective "Cookie" Bouldin's Urban Youth Chess Club received donations from an unlikely source: the inmates at Stafford Creek Prison.

The inmates made 20 chessboards from recycled scrap wood for the kids at the chess club, located in Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood.

Each board came with a letter, telling the inmates' "What If" story, to inspire the kids to stay in school and make good decisions. An inmate named Edward encouraged the kids to think about how their decisions affect other people.

"Remember 'You have a CHOICE!' Choose to do something better!!!" Edward's letter read.

Seattle Police Detective Denise "Cookie" Bouldin mentors the kids in the chess club, which has been operating since 2007.

The staff from Stafford Creek Prison were on hand to present the chessboards Saturday. 

Photos: Inmates create chessboards for kids

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