Pants Up Tour

Children in the Gadsden City Schools after school program have been spending time this week learning the game of chess – and the life lessons that can come from the game. Former Alabama State Trooper Orrin Hudson is leading the program which is being held at the Center for Cultural Arts in Downtown Gadsden. Today, Hudson played a round of “speed chess” with the kids by playing 59 games all at the same time. Hudson travels around the south using the game of chess as a means to reaching students and teaching them life lessons that he hopes will stay with them forever. Hudson started his program 14 years ago and has reached about 40,000 kids to date. The award-winning speaker, educator and chess champion says that his goal is to eventually be a positive influence on the lives of at least one million children. You can visit his website at


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