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'Be Someone' Founder Orrin 'Checkmate' Hudson Launches 50-State Tour to
Teach Youth How to Make the Right Moves
Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Be Someone, is embarking on a nationwide tour to show
America's at-risk youth how to make better decisions in school and in life.

Why: To empower children to make the right moves.

In 2001, Hudson learned of an incident in which seven Wendy's employees were shot, five of whom died - for just $2,400. This tragic incident
inspired Hudson to quit his job and use his life's savings to found Be Someone, a not-for-profit organization designed to raise self-esteem while
teaching responsibility and analytical thinking skills to at-risk children.

Hudson travels the country mentoring children to value KASH - Knowledge, Attitude, Skills and Habits - over cash. Since Be Someone's founding in
2001, the organization has touched the lives of over 20,000 students across the country. The results have been amazing: higher motivation,
improved attendance, and better grades. Hudson's message in every program is "Heads up, pants up, grades up, and never give up."

Hudson hopes the success of Be Someone will inspire others to join him in supporting this important cause. "When good people fail to act, evil
prevails," said Hudson. "Investing in the youth of today is one of the best ways to ensure a better tomorrow."

Be Someone's goal is to bring this message to one million students within the next five years. To help Orrin show America's kids how to make the
right moves, please click on the links below or visit the websites:


About Be Someone

Be Someone was founded in 2001 to get kids off the streets and keep them out of gangs. A non-profit 501(c)(3), Be Someone teaches self-esteem,
responsibility and analytical thinking skills to at-risk youth through numerous tools, including the game of chess. Be Someone also offers on-site
programs for corporations and community organizations. These programs show you how you can implement these same success principles in your
company, school, or community. To schedule Orrin to come to your company or city, or to help him help our nation's youth, please visit

For more information, please contact:

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