Middle School Students Catch The Express
INDIANAPOLIS – Students from Gambold Middle School received a special treat on September 30 with a pre-screening of the upcoming movie The Express: The Ernie Davis Story. Colts WR Roy Hall and LB Tyjuan Hagler kicked off this special event by talking to students in attendance about overcoming obstacles in order to achieve their goals. They related their personal experiences to the film and asked the youth to pay special attention to Ernie's inspiring story of perseverance.
The screening was made possible through the "NFL Day at the Movies with the Regal Entertainment Group" which gives NFL teams the opportunity to host local youth at a special screening event. This year, 17 NFL teams are participating in their individual markets.
The Express will begin showing in theaters on October 10 and chronicles the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. Davis overcame seemingly insurmountable social and economic obstacles to become an unstoppable running back for the Syracuse Orangemen. He was the first overall selection in the 1962 NFL Draft but never played in a professional game after developing leukemia.
Colts Community Tuesdays, sponsored by WISH TV, is a season-long outreach program in which players participate in various charitable activities every Tuesday of the season.
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