Using Chess To Inspire Birmingham, Alabama Kids To Make The Right Moves..Heads up, Pants up, Grades up and Never give up!

Be Someone, Inc., national tour goes to the MagicCity, Birmingham , Alabama.

Birmingham, Alabama – December 8, 2009 — Saturday December 19, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. students in metro Birmingham, Alabama are invited to a free Get In The Game, Think Like A Champion workshop sponsored by Be Someone, Inc. at M . L. KingRecreationCenter. Be Someone founder Orrin Checkmate Hudson is an award-winning strategist and motivational speaker who broke racial barriers in 1999 in Birmingham by becoming the first African American to defeat the reigning Alabama State Chess Champion two consecutive years.

Gaining national recognition for his innovative crime prevention and educational program, Be Someone, Inc.( ) Hudson, a renowned internationally known speaker, just recently won top honors in the July 4, 2009 World Open10 minutes blitz chess championship.

Be Someone has demonstrated, over the past several years, the power of teaching positive and motivational methods to inner-city youth, showing them how to think it out, rather than shoot it out push pawns not drugs as a way to be a functional and successful member of society.

His newest book “One Move at a Time”, available on, is a comprehensive guide on how to play chess and is packed with success strategies and how-to tips readily understood by students and adults alike. Hudson has incorporated the time tested success strategies of chess as the fundamental tools of his highly successful youth chess clinics and classes.

Currently on a 50 state tour, Hudson has taught more than 20,000 students how to win at chess, and at the game of life. Be Someone students, comprised mostly of at risk teens, have faced off with college students, many of whom were experienced chess players. Through Hudson’s coaching, motivational style and winning strategies his students have won statewide chess competitions and three consecutive city-wide chess championships. As a former Alabama State Trooper, Hudson feels it is important to give back to students in Birmingham by providing a free workshop called “Get In The Game, Think Like A Champion”. He first started Be Someone in Birmingham, and is back to make a difference. Hudson continues to reach out to at-risk youth in Birmingham, Atlanta and across the United States.

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“These young people will one day be our country’s leaders. It is up to us to teach them the secrets of success now, to enable them to live fuller and richer lives. The Greatest crime in the world is the failure to develop one’s potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.” Orrin C. Hudson

To have Be Someone, Inc. come to your school, church or organization or to have Orrin Checkmate Hudson speak to your group call 678-526-0292 or visit or e-mail [email protected]

WHEN: Saturday December 19, 2009
TIME: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
WHERE: M .L. King Recreation Center 529 43rd Street North Birmingham. AL 35222
WHAT : Think Like A Champion
WHY: To empower students to be the champion they were born to be!

For more information:

Contact; Janice Davis
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