STONE MOUNTAIN, GA—Chess champion Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson is inviting families to his Move with Love Leadership Training Class on Saturday, Dec. 23. The one-hour event will be held 11 a.m. – 12 noon at his Be Someone Inc. training facility, 949 Stephenson Road, Stone Mountain.
Hudson has trained 90,000 children through the game of chess since he founded the non-profit, Be Someone Inc., in 2001. He has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, Fox & Friends, CBS Early Morning Show, Atlanta First News, and the Tom Joyner Morning Show among others.
Hudson will use the principles of chess to teach decision-making, critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills.
The former gang member who turned his life around thanks to a high school teacher who taught him to play chess says he selected the name for Saturday’s event because “when you move with love you will always reach your destination because God is love.”
Hudson explains that the past year has seen more than its share of young people getting in trouble. He says his program has a proven track record of teaching youngsters that all actions have consequences and how to make smart decisions.
“My purpose with this short but intense class, is to set the stage for successful behavior and accomplishment in the coming year,” Hudson said.
Hudson understands how busy the holiday season can be but feels the class will be a perfect fit for parents looking for a productive respite from the many demands that divert attention from truly important subjects.
“Kids are out of school for the holidays and by presenting this class, they will not only learn the principles of success but will see a positive role model giving back,” Hudson said. “This one hour will be the best family gift anyone could possibly give and receive!”
Hudson says the free toys will be given away while supplies last. Reservations are not required to attend.