ATLANTA, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It is often said that things are bigger in Texas. "This year's Super Bowl in Texas is right in line with that saying. It promises to be bigger and better than ever and is being played in the fabulous Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolis Football Stadium in Arlington, Texas," stated Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, founder of the crime prevention educational program Be Someone, Inc.
"What you may not know, however, is how important chess is in changing the lives of at-risk kids and that Be Someone is doing what few organizations can: transforming lives with a game. Through chess, Be Someone is teaching at-risk kids in Georgia the critical academic and social skills that will change their lives - essentially, helping them make the right moves," continued Hudson.
But Be Someone is finding its mission in jeopardy. The Be Someone facility is in need of significant upgrades to meet local building codes. Without these upgrades there is a very real possibility that Be Someone will have to close its facility. That will leave the kids it serves with one less positive opportunity in their lives. Be Someone needs to raise $28,000 by the end of the year to do the work necessary to keep the facility open and the program going.
An incredibly generous donor has made the first move by offering a $14,000 challenge gift. Bob Bare, President Elect of the Dallas North Rotary Club, also does not want kids to lose. That's why the Club is helping Be Someone meet its critical need with the Big Goal Super Bowl raffle. This raffle will help Be Someone meet the challenge to improve its building but, more important, help kids change their lives.
Tickets are $100.00 each, and the grand prize is a trip to this year's Super Bowl in Texas. The grand prize (valued at $15,000.00) includes:
- 2 prime Sideline Club Seating 300 Level tickets to the game
- 4-night stay at The Mansion on Turtle Creek
- Limousine service to and from the game
- 2 tickets to pre-game and post-game parties, including food and beverage
Second prize is a 50" flatscreen television, and third prize is a $1,000 jewelry gift certificate.
The deadline for the purchase of tickets is 6:00pm EST on December 10, 2010.
"Win or lose, your purchase of a raffle ticket will help kids in need win. Please help Be Someone change kids lives," said Hudson.
About Be Someone, Inc.
Be Someone (http://www.besomeone.org) is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that works with at-risk kids, helping them build productive, fulfilling futures. Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson founded Be Someone in 2001 after five restaurant employees were killed in a robbery for $2,000.00. His goal is to teach students that real cash is kash with a K. His innovative "KASH is King" philosophy spells success for students by emphasizing K for Knowledge, A for Attitude, S for Skills and H for Habits. His students walk away with increased self-motivation, a greater desire to excel in school and a marked improvement in their GPA. Students also learn teamwork and the importance of community involvement. Hudson and his work with Be Someone have been featured nationally in People Magazine and the CBS Early Morning Show and recognized with numerous awards. He is a two-time winner of World Open Speed Chess and has coached students to win state-wide and city-wide chess championships.
SOURCE Be Someone, Inc.