Orrin Hudson honored by Atlanta Braves!

AUGUST 23, 2004
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Be Someone, Inc. Founder, Orrin Hudson,
Scores a Home Run With the Atlanta Braves

Orrin Hudson, founder of the Atlanta based Be Someone, Inc. children's mentoring program, will be honored Wednesday August 25, 2004 at 6:55 PM
in an on-field ceremony receiving the 2004 Atlanta Braves/Piedmont Hospital Community Leader Award. Along with a $1,000 grant to further his work, Hudson will be recognized during a pre-game ceremony at Turner Field as the Braves take on the Colorado Rockies.

The sixth such community service award for Hudson, he continues to be recognized for his heroic and selfless work with youth throughout Georgia communities, as well as several other states. Previous accolades for the former business owner and six year Alabama State Trooper veteran include the 2002 Goody's Community Service Award, 2003 Turknett Leadership Character Award, 2004 Harbourlights Beacon of hope Award, 2004 Emory, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, and the TBS Superstation Pathfinder's for Education Award.

"Orrin C. Hudson is destined to inspire our youth in a positive and extraordinary way. I like his tough minded optimism and charisma." Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator Chicken Soup for the Series, One Minute Millionaire

Featured in numerous national news specials such as USA Today, CNN, and CNN American Stories, Hudson's amazing results continue to draw attention to his innovative success techniques and strategies. Helping over 15,000 children in five states, Hudson hopes to expand his program to help as many children as possible. Positive benefits for students have included improved grades, prolonged attention spans, ability to think strategically, a desire to compete in a positive atmosphere and building team skills.

Fondly referred to as the Pied Piper of Positivity by CNN, Hudson is a chess champion who teaches children life mastery strategies through the time tested game of chess. Using chess as a metaphor for life's challenges, he teaches children to win, one move at a time. His upcoming book, "One Move at a Time" scheduled for release next month, is based on his crime prevention program that mentors at-risk children and helps motivate them to take responsibility for their lives, reaching for higher goals and learning the necessary skills to fulfill their personal dreams.

"I salute you on your quest to develop yourself in order to make a difference in others' lives. We are kindred souls in that I, too, have always had an insatiable hunger for knowledge and excellence. Live with passion!" Anthony Robbins

"I enthusiastically endorse and support the work of Orrin C. Hudson, Founder and President of Be Someone, Inc., and all that he does for our children. Through Orrin's amazing abundance of positive energy to connect with youth, the chess program he has run for my organization, The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, has far exceeded my expectations." Jane Fonda

For more details on Be Someone, Inc, visit the website at www.besomeone.org.

Orrin Hudson (center) with Lorna Martin and Charles Thomas

Orrin Hudson (center) being honored by Lorna Martin and Atlanta Braves outfielder, Charles Thomas.

Posted by The Chess Drum: 24 August 2004