Jackie Robinson film shown to Denver-area teens

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Hundreds of Denver teens are expected to gather for a free movie about Jackie Robinson for the Major League Baseball youth outreach program.

Texas Leaguer

AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- About 300 teenagers are expected to gather in Aurora for a free, private screening of the movie "42" as part of a Major League Baseball youth outreach program.

The Colorado Rockies and MLB will host teens from the Denver Metro and Aurora RBI teams (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) at a Sunday screening of the movie, which is based on the life and career of Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson. Robinson was the first black player in Major League Baseball.

All 30 clubs in the league are screening the film across the U.S. and in Canada for thousands of teens. A Colorado Rockies news release says the RBI program aims "to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball among underserved youth."

Sunday's movie will be shown at the Century Aurora Theater.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 205010671 - nbc11news.com/a?a=205010671
Gray Television, Inc.