STONE MOUNTAIN, GA—Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson is inviting the community to attend his free event on Sunday, April 3, 3 to 6 p.m., at his Be Someone Training Facility, 949 Stephenson Road, Stone Mountain.
In celebration of International Good Deeds Day, Hudson has planned several leadership activities, which will include allowing kids to play on his giant chess board. During the event, there will be music, free food, free T-shirts and giveaways, while supplies last.
“I’m encouraging parents to bring their kids out for the event. I will be showing them how to make the right moves toward success through the game of chess,” said Hudson. “We will be having fun while generating positive energy.”
Hudson said he is dedicating Sunday’s event in memory of all the metro-Atlanta victims and their families and others whose lives have been impacted by the recent senseless acts of crime in the community.
Hudson has trained more than 88,000 students through his Be Someone academy, where he uses the game of chess to teach and mentor youths. As a motivational speaker and chess champion, Hudson has traveled internationally in his quest to reach 1 million youngsters and spread positive life lessons through the game of chess.
Hudson was motivated by a teacher to turn his own life around as a kid who was headed down the wrong path. That teacher introduced Hudson to chess and Hudson went on to become an Alabama State Trooper who eventually left law enforcement and founded the Be Someone mentoring program.
“I knew I had to give back. I saw too many young African American males headed down the wrong path – gangs, drugs, crime, sexual irresponsibility, no education and focus -, the same path I was on until someone cared enough to set me straight,” Hudson said.
Celebrating International Good Deeds Day, Sunday, April 3, 2022
Time: 3 – 6 p.m.
Address: Be Someone Training Facility, 949 Stephenson Road, Stone Mountain
All ages are invited
To register for the free event, email your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.