CEO of FraserNet Donates $10,000 Grant to Be Someone Foundation
George Fraser and his FraserNet conference recently presented a $10,000 grant to Orrin C. Hudson and his Be Someone, Inc. foundation. Based in Atlanta, the organization uses the game of chess to turn young lives around. The grant will be used to further their programs aimed at teaching urban youth how to make smarter choices, and think three moves ahead.
The check was presented to Hudson during the recent 12th Annual FraserNet PowerNetworking Conference in Dallas, Texas at the Intercontinental Hotel. The event, attended by thousands of business owners, community leaders and professionals, is the premier African-American Networking conference in the nation. It was held June 27-29, 2013.
Fraser comments, “I think Be Someone, Inc. and the great work it does with children of all colors is something the world should know about. This truly is a unique program that is worthy of our investment. This $10,000 donation is really an investment in the young lives that Orrin Hudson and his team are touching.”
“Gifts such as this energizes us,” said Hudson. “There is so much work to do. We will use this donation along with others to expand our program and reach as many children as possible across the nation.” He added, “To Dr. Fraser, on behalf of every child we have touched and every young person we will touch, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Be Someone, Inc., founded and directed by Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, has been working with young people – many of them at-risk children – since 2000. More than 30,000 young people have learned firsthand that a wrong move on a chess board can cost the match, but a wrong move on the street could cost a life. Hudson speaks from experience. “I once was one of these kids who had no future. A teacher turned my life around using chess. Now I’m paying back.”