SATURDAY MAY 5, 2012 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free Food, Free Entertainment, Free Admission.
Be Someone Inc. Creative Director Orrin ”Checkmate” Hudson has announced the 10th Annual “Be Someone Day” May 5 will be dedicated to teenager Trayvon Martin who was killed earlier this year by a self-proclaimed community watch volunteer in Florida.
According to Hudson, “Along with this incident the multiple homicides with young people against each other this day will bring much needed attention to these issues effecting young African American males. We need to focus on the root causes and seeds of our community challenges.”
Hudson’s story is well-known on these pages and he continues to lead a charge for helping troubled youth make better decisions in life. The use of chess as a metaphor combined with his motivational pitch has helped Hudson gain the attention of many media outlets including CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News People, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, Black Enterprise and chess media such as Chess Life for Kids and of course, The Chess Drum.
According to the orgranization’s press release, The 2000 square-foot facility will be the venue to the event and will provide attendees with a idea of of how such a program has played a role in the lives of many troubled youth.
More information is available about the non-profit organization which is located at 949 Stephenson Road Stone Mountain by visiting www.besomeone.org.
About Be Someone
Founded in 2001, Be Someone is a non-profit crime prevention program aimed at the youth of America. Be Someone teaches self-esteem, responsibility and analytical thinking skills to at-risk youth through numerous tools, including the game of chess. Be Someone also offers inspirational programs for corporations and parents, designed to foster teamwork and encourage participation in the lives of children. If you are interested in donating, volunteering or learning more about Be Someone, please visit www.besomeone.org.
CNN Video: http://tinyurl.com/4b9ckm6
For more information, please contact:
Be Someone, Inc.
Orrin Checkmate Hudson, Creative Director
Be Someone, Inc.
949 Stephenson Road
Stone Mountain, GA. 30087