The Pro Shop partnered with SIFF to bring Playing Through to Seattle on March 18th. We are hosting a one-time-only premier for the film at the SIFF Egyptian Theatre. It is a fundraiser for The Pro Shop and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. We offer general admission tickets, group tickets (a lot of people are buying for their teams, clients and kid’s sports teams), as well as VIP tickets which include a pre-screening reception and meet and greet with the stars of the movie; Andia Winslow and Julia Rae, the screenwriter and producer, Curtis Jordan, and a very special new addition….former Seattle Seahawk and Super Bowl Champion turned golf business owner, Jermaine Kearse!
After the film we’re hosting a Q&A panel discussion with the cast, Pro Shop President Dana Kimble and Jermaine Kearse that will be centered around the film and The Power of Sport in building confidence to succeed in business.
About the Film
Playing Through is a fictional film honoring the life and legacy of Ann Gregory, a pioneering female athlete and civil rights advocate. Ann was the first black woman to play in the United States Golf Association. This story celebrates Ann’s life, a life that is long deserving of this spotlight. This is also a sports story that tells of the human condition to succeed and be self-expressed. It’s a story about two driven women on this journey. While the movie Playing Through is a fictionalized account inspired by actual events and people, the impact and achievements of Ann Gregory are very real.
100% of ticket sales from this event will go toward The Pro Shop and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation is a national, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, which gives scholarships to minority youths for higher education, as well as preserves the legacy of Baseball Hall of Fame member Jackie Robinson.
The Pro Shop is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit organization with the mission to empower women in architecture, engineering and construction into greater positions of influence, through the game of golf.
Winner: Audience Award – Sarasota Film Festival
Winner: Best Feature Film – Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
Winner: Best Director, Actress (Julia Rae), Feature Film, & Grand Prix – Vienna Independent Film Festival
Winner: Best Judged Feature Film, Audience Award – Gary International Black Film Festival
Winner: Audience Award – Naples International Film Festival
Winner Best Female Director. Montreal Independent Film Festival
Awarded: The ReFrame seal for gender balance.
$50 general admission
$100 VIP, meet and greet
$35 Group Discounted Price (for 10+ tickets)
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