Join us for a screening of WOODLAWN (2015), an incredibly moving and inspirational film. This film is based on a true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division in the early 1970s in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a powerful story!
To top it all off, we will be joined by players from our Ottawa REDBLACKS, Trevor Harris (Quarter Back), SirVincent Rogers (Offensive Lineman), and Moton Hopkins (Defensive Lineman), as well as the REDBLACK’s chaplain, Paul Huggins from Athletes in Action. These pro athletes will share their personal stories about football, faith and the game of life..
In the early 70s, US governments began to integrate schools that were formerly segregated by race. This was a ground breaking period. No longer would the school a student attended be determined by the color of their skin. This was a wise and Biblical decision; however, the first few years were very delicate and sometimes dangerous, especially in Birmingham. At the same time, there was a Christian revolution sweeping across parts of North America. A Time Magazine cover story called it "The Jesus Revolution".
It was in this context that a high school football player, Tony Nathan, burst into the national spotlight. Initially, Tony was reluctant to use his extraordinary gifts. But the team’s chaplain challenged him to use his God-given abilities for a cause bigger than himself and his school. God used Tony to make a huge difference not just on the field, but in the game of life. As a result, his team, school and community were forever changed in ways no one could have imagined.
Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 9:30
Movie Rating: PG
Tailgate-themed snacks and refreshments will be served
“I want to challenge high school sports coaches and players everywhere to go see WOODLAWN!” Tony Dungy, NFL Hall of Fame, and Super Bowl Champion, Head Coach
“WOODLAWN is one of the most powerful faith-based films I have ever seen. This is more than a film about a historic football game; Woodlawn is a story of God’s power breaking down the walls of racial prejudice.” Greg Laurie, Harvest Crusade