Fighting Crime with Chess

September 25, 2013
Kim Rice

Former State Trooper and Presiding Superior Court Judge Join to Inspire Youth to ‘Be Someone’ through Unique Crime Prevention Program

Lakewood, NJ — Master motivator Orrin C. Hudson and New Jersey Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels will join forces to produce ChessFest 2013, a unique event designed to inspire young people to think ahead, plan, execute and utilize the components of chess to sharpen the mind and motivate them to become someone special.

The event will be held on September 28, 2013 from 12noon to 4pm at the Calvary Lighthouse Church in Lakewood, New Jersey. It is open to youth under 18, and there will be a variety of sessions throughout the afternoon designed for beginner-level and intermediate players.

Judge Wendel Daniels and Orrin Hudson launch crime-fighting program in New Jersey.

(left) New Jersey Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels and (right) Orrin C. Hudson, founder of Be Someone in Atlanta

Hudson, a former Alabama State Trooper and a speed chess champion, is the founder of Be Someone, an Atlanta-based non-profit crime prevention program aimed at the youth of America. He comments, “The program teaches self-esteem, responsibility and analytical thinking skills to youth through numerous tools, including the game of chess. This is my second year partnering with the presiding New Jersey Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels who too often sees the destruction of many young lives.”

Daniels, who is a Superior Court Judge for the state of New Jersey and was the first African American Judge in Ocean County, has a similar background when it comes to his love of chess and using it to teach life lessons to young people – many of whom are at risk of making last-minute wrong decisions. Judge Daniels has been teaching chess since 1978, and is a United States Chess Federation certified coach.

“Once the kids come into my courtroom, it’s too late. That’s why I’m actively involved in helping these kids beforehand, so that everybody wins. Chess is a powerful game to teach them.”

~Judge Daniels

How To Attend: Those interested in attending the event do not need to RSVP. They can attend the event for free by showing up on September 28, 2013 at 12noon at the Calvary Lighthouse Church on 1133 E County Line Road Lakewood, NJ 08701. Refreshments will be served.

For more details about Orrin Hudson, visit:

For more details about Judge Wendel Daniels, visit:

Orrin Checkmate Hudson, Speaker & Master Strategist & Motivator
949 Stephenson Road
Stone Mountain , GA
30087, Tel: 770-465-6445


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