What people are saying
The Sports Daily - Hall of Very Good, Episode 162
Feedback from people who have attended the Diversity & Inclusion / Team Building Program:
Procter & Gamble Feb. 2019
99% "The Other Boys of Summer Documentary was engaging, and the information shared was impactful."
99% "The program was worth the time I invested."
"The Other Boys of Summer Documentary was inspiring, emotional, dynamic and relevant to how to create an environment of inclusion in today’s culture."
"The theme has a great way to mix, history, sports, civil rights. it was really great."
"The film provided a great, positive way to discuss key issues in society.
"It allowed me to feel as if I could make a difference."
The movie left me feeling "empowered".
I was "Inspired. I went home and made sure my son was re-signed up at the local league for this upcoming season.""
"The film provided a great, positive way to discuss key issues in society"
Texas Rangers Youth Academy
"I felt encouraged by the response of the youth who attended the screening. Many of them seem genuinely engaged and asked good questions."
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"As a fan of Major League Baseball, I was and am happy to see the story of the Negro League being told. The contributions these players made to the game and civil rights movements should never be forgotten."
"The film broadened my view of baseball. We need more films like this."
The Reds Community Fund was honored to partner with Lauren Meyer to host a showing of “The Other Boys of Summer” at our Youth Academy in early February. As we are always looking for compelling material for our monthly high school seminars, our introduction to Lauren couldn’t have been more timely. The documentary and discussion attracted a packed audience of kids, coaches and families and the length and style of the feature made for an ideal two-hour session. Not only did Lauren’s film share the story of the Negro Leagues in a creative and compassionate manner, but the production back story resonated with our group as well. Lauren also participated in a panel discussion following the film that allowed us to cover additional topics that mattered to our student-athletes and guests. I’d highly recommend that other teams and communities consider this opportunity to share the Negro Leagues history and embark on a social and cultural conversation that’s more relevant today than ever.
Charley Frank, Executive Director, Reds Community Fund