Major League Baseball player Steven Kwan gave out signed Guardians Chess Club T-shirts on Saturday.
The 25-year-old is an outfielder for the Cleveland Guardians but also loves to play chess. According to FOX 8, he started the team chess club last year and recently created t-shirts for the club.
Kwan worked with Columbus-based apparel manufacturer Homage to create the shirts, WKYC reports. On Saturday morning, he gave signed t-shirts to the first 100 people in line at the Guardians team shop at Progressive Field, FOX 8 reports.
The chess club has helped Kwan and the team build relationships in the community. The outfielder has played high school students from John Marshall High School, whose chess team made national news last year.
“Chess is a huge passion of mine, and I’ve been extremely fortunate to play against some of the best that the Cleveland Metropolitan School District has to offer over the last year,” Kwan said in a statement, according to WKYC. “I’m excited to partner with Homage to create the official Guardians Chess Club shirt and continue to share my passion for the game with the entire Cleveland community.”
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