BeSomeone coming to Woodruff Park!

On Tuesday, July 24th from 11:30am to 1:30pm, the finale of the 8-week making of a champion comes to an end. Orrin Hudson, a champion chess player, author of "One Move At A Time" and founder of Be Someone, Inc., will provide free chess lessons to kids in Woodruff Park.

Sponsored by the City of Atlanta, Chess in the Park offers Atlanta youth a positive alternative to drugs, crime, and violence. Hudson instructs, educates, motivates, and inspires kids while entertaining them with dance moves, rap and jokes. But Hudson's "Making Every Move Count" method applies to more than the chessboard, encompassing fundamental life lessons and strategies. Reinforcing his overall message are catchy slogans, like "Push Pawns, Not Drugs," "Think It Out, Don't Shoot It Out," and "Heads Up, Pants Up, Grades Up."

Orrin Hudson
in Woodruff Park

Chess in the Park
Tuesday, July 24
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Woodruff Park on the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Peachtree Street
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

See previous coverage in USA Today about black youths learning to make the right moves:

Be Someone ( is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that works with at-risk kids, helping them to build productive, fulfilling futures. Founded by Orrin Hudson, Be Someone uses the game of chess to teach problem-solving strategies, concentration, patience, and responsibility. Be Someone helps kids develop the practical skills and techniques that enable them to overcome obstacles, seize opportunities, and realize their potential.


The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.

Be Someone, Inc.
Orrin Hudson, Achievement Strategy Expert
"Helping others win in the game of life through chess."

Direct: 678-526-0292
Fax:    770-484-6645
7148 Stonebrook Lane
Lithonia, GA.30058

Posted by The Chess Drum:  20 July 2007

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