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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Orrin Hudson, Chess Champion and Founder of Be Someone, Appears on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show”

— Hudson announced to 8 million listeners that he is on a national tour to motivate and train at-risk youth to make better life decisions by teaching them the game of chess. —

Orrin Hudson on the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Atlanta, GA — Orrin Hudson, two-time World Open speed chess champion, non-profit leader, and author of the Amazon Best-Selling One Move At A Time, How To Win At Chess And Life recently appeared on The Tom Joyner Morning Show – the nation’s #1 syndicated urban morning show, broadcast in 105 markets, reaching more than eight million people.

During the morning’s segment, Hudson talked about his role in helping promote the recently released Disney Studios chess-oriented film, Queen of Katwe, which stars Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. He also announced that Be Someone, a unique non-profit program that he founded in 2001 to help teach underprivileged youth to think strategically, plan effectively and build self-confidence, will be going on the road to reach more young people at risk of making the wrong moves in their lives. He credits the game of chess of literally saving his life when he was a youngster and now he’s paying back.

The former Air Force veteran and Alabama State Trooper has a simple message that resonates with his young audiences: “Learn to think before you act: heads up, pants up, grades up, and the most important, never give up.”

“Appearing on The Tom Joyner Morning Show was one of the most rewarding interviews in my career,” said Hudson. “Tom Joyner is an all-time legend in radio broadcasting, so to be able to talk to him about my background, Be Someone, and my organization’s goals is something I will never forget.”

Listen to the TJMS interview now at:

Hudson realized he had a calling to save young people from themselves when he saw too many headlines involving crime and lives ruined because of poor decision-making. “I knew I had to act and since Be Someone launched, I have taught more than 50,000 young people that they can win instead of lose and succeed instead of fail. My long-term goal is to teach a million children!”

Bring Orrin and Be Someone to your city

Hudson is making himself available to travel to any city to empower and train at-risk youth, domestic violence victims, individuals that are incarcerated, individuals that have been recently released from prison, and more. Over the past 15 years, he has changed the lives of more than 50,000 people throughout the United States, Canada, India, and the Philippines.

On October 21-23, he will host a workshop during the 17th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference  in Atlanta that will also celebrate the 75th birthday of civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

For more information about Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson or his Be Someone organization, visit www.BeSomeone.org or call 770-465-6445.


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