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National Chess Champion brings unique use of chess to teach life’s lessons to urban youth at “For Sisters Only” event in Atlanta, Georgia


Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — In two weeks , Saturday, September 14, Be Someone founder Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson will bring his innovative, unique use of the game of chess to teach lessons that can make a difference in young lives. At the annual family event hosted by V103, Hudson will face 20 chess opponents simultaneously. Be Someone will also host two-hour chess training sessions for children.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Atlanta youth to learn not only chess, but several important life lessons,” said Hudson. “Be Someone teaches children critical thinking skills through chess, including analytical thinking, using failure as a learning opportunity and that actions have consequences.”


When:
Saturday, September 14, 2013
1pm to 3pm
(Play each other from 3pm to closing)

Where:
For Sisters Only
Georgia World Congress Center
The Kid Zone, Building C near Northside Drive, Exhibit Hall C1-C3
285 Andrew Young International Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30313

Be Someone was founded by Hudson, a former Alabama State Trooper and author of One Move at a Time, to help at-risk youth make better life decisions using a very unusual tool: a chessboard. In 2001, Hudson learned of an incident in which seven New York Wendy’s employees were shot, five of whom died – for a mere $2,400. This tragic incident inspired Hudson to quit his job and use his life savings to found Be Someone.

Now, Hudson travels the country mentoring children to value KASH – Knowledge, Attitude, Skills and Habits – over cash. Since its founding in 2001, Be Someone has touched the lives of over 20,000 students across the country and has had amazing success with increasing grade point averages, classroom participation and attendance through the mantras, “Brains Before Bullets; Think It Out, Don’t Shoot It Out; Heads up, Pants up, Grades up and Never Give up!” By 2020, Be Someone hopes to have made a difference in close to one million students’ lives.

To invite Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson to energize your next event, visit www.besomeone.org or call 770-465-6445.


Watch his recent appearance on CNN:
http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2011/03/06/whitfield.chess.moves.for.life.cnn

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