Orrin Hudson featured on CNNů book forthcoming!

Orrin C. Hudson continues to blaze the trails with his "Life Through Chess" campaign and has announced the unveiling of a new book which will articulate his vision. The book is due out in the Spring.

Accolades have been piling up for the Alabama native as he most recently won the Turknett Leadership Award as well as the 2004 MLK Award for community Service, the 2004 TBS Superstation Pathfinders Award for Education and the 2004 Beacon of Hope award for volunteering.

Hudson's Be Someone, Inc.  is unique in that it utilizes chess as a motivational tool for helping children to build self-esteem and has been featured nationally on various media outlets including
CNN American Stories, Sky Angel Network and CNN Headline News.

Be Someone, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is to reduce crime and violence, build character, hope and inspiration among disadvantaged youth.

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News Release, "Former State Trooper Says Chess -- not Sports -- is the Way out the Hood."

The Chess Drum, "Life Through Chess" Message Winning Believers," 7 August 2003.

The Chess Drum, "Orrin Hudson praised by Motivator Les Brown!" 1 March 2003.

The Chess Drum, "Benteen Elementary wins Fall Kickoff Championship!" 29 November 2002.

The Chess Drum, "Chess Coach Orrin Hudson tells youth to 'Be Someone!'" 13 October 2002.

Posted by The Chess Drum: 8 March 2004