Our first month sharing the film was outstanding. The day after the NYC premiere we hopped a plane to Cincinnati to bring the film to the Reds Urban Youth Academy. We were joined by a scout from the Reds and a community leader for our Q&A session. The Other Boys of Summer was very well received. Big thank you to Charley Frank, Executive Director of the Reds Community Fund and Colleen Cheek, Outreach Manager for the invitation.
We visited Procter & Gamble and GE Aviation where we shared our Diversity & Inclusion / Team Building Program with their organizations. Both companies raved about the film and the program and the employees found it very valuable. We look forward to using the program at additional locations and we're discussing partnering to provide community screenings. Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro League Baseball Museum, joined us at P&G.
Next up was a trip to Atlanta where our Director was invited to be part of a program at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights called "Catalyst for Change". The community response was incredible and we look forward to doing more with the Center as well as bringing the film to ATL for more people to see it. Another highlight was Bob Scott, of the NY Black Yankees, joined us in Atlanta for the event. Bob signed and shared a few 8x10 photos with us. If anyone is interested in purchasing an autographed photo please email us. All funds will go directly to Bob Scott and will help him pay his rent and medical bills.
We were also able to screen the film for about 600-700 NJ Middle Schoolers during February and look forward to reaching many more.
Here are a few photos from the road.