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Actor Alec Baldwin donates $2,500 to help RI school's chess team get to national tournament

FILE - This Jan. 27, 2013 file photo shows actor Alec Baldwin presenting the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Dick Van Dyke at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Baldwin has donated $2,500 to help the chess team at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island defray the cost of traveling to a national tournament next month. 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. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
March 27, 2013 - 11:13 AM

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. - Actor Alec Baldwin has donated $2,500 to help the chess team at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island defray the cost of travelling to a national tournament next month.

The city of Central Falls has made national news because of its financial problems. It emerged from bankruptcy last year. 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 financial problems.

WLNE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Zq17Fc ) 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.

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