In conjunction with the upcoming release of Alcon Entertainment's "Dolphin Tale," the makers of the film are hosting a special screening for the Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org) Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the AMC Loews Theatres,19th Street East 6, New York City, NY.
Approximately 200 supporters of the Semper Fi fund will be in attendance, to include more than 30 injured service members from the Semper Fi Fund's "Team Semper Fi" who will be in town for this weekend's "Tunnel to Towers" race in Brooklyn.
In this inspirational movie, based on a true story, an injured service member receives inspiration from Winter the dolphin, whose tail was amputated but has now been replaced with a prosthetic tale. The makers of the movie also realize the incredible inspiration our injured service members provide to us all in their recoveries, and they provided this screening to the Semper Fi Fund to help highlight our efforts and their stories.
Who: 200 supporters of the Semepr Fi Fund to include more than 30 injured service members from the Semper Fi Fund's "Team Semper Fi" and other special guests
What: Special screening of "Dolphin Tale" to benefit the Semper Fi Fund
When: September 22, 2011, 7:00 PM
Where: AMC Loews Theatres,19th Street East 6, 890 Broadway, New York City, NY
The makers of Dolphin Tale are also sponsoring a contest with the Semper Fi Fund to send one lucky U.S. military family (up to 5 people) on an all-expense paid trip to the Clearwater Aquarium, in Clearwater, FL for a "Day of Inspiration" with Winter the dolphin and several of our injured service members from the Semper Fi Fund.
The random drawing will be held on September 30, 2011, and the verified winner announced shortly thereafter. The drawing is open to qualified military families who have a child that is fighting to overcome a significant disability or debilitating disease. To enter the drawing and find out more about the contest's rules and regulations, please visit: (www.semperfifund.org/inspiration)
About Dolphin Tale - Alcon Entertainment's "Dolphin Tale" is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin called Winter and the compassionate people who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Losing her tail may cost Winter her life. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle-a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. "Dolphin Tale" is a heartwarming, fun adventure about the healing bonds of family, both human and animal. The real Winter, who plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," today serves as a symbol of courage and hope to millions of people-especially those facing their own physical challenges-who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation.