Felix Kaye: Co-Founder of Checkmate COVID
As co-founder and president of the UHS chess club, Felix has always enjoyed using chess to bring people together. Felix believes chess is a powerful tool that bridges cultural and language barriers to facilitate genuine interactions. His experience with Checkmate COVID, such as watching as people from across the country become friends after playing a chess match or hearing the energy and excitement ring through on Zoom calls as he and his friends spectate a Checkmate COVID finals match has reinforced the power of chess.
Felix is an avid golfer and is at the driving range nearly every day. He's captain of the UHS golf team, who have won multiple local titles. He's also a licensed scuba diver who loves spending time exploring the depths of some of nature's most beautiful scenery.