WHO: Bill Rhoden, The New York Times sports columnist
Crystal McCrary, âLittle Ballersâ director
WHAT: Race and Sports Lecture at Penn and film screening and discussion of âLittle Ballers"
WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Room G60, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St. University of Pennsylvania
Set against the backdrop of New York City, âLittle Ballersâ tells the story of four diverse 11-year-old boys and their legendary coach as they set out to win an AAU National Championship. For these young men, basketball is a passion and holds a special meaning: escaping poverty, getting an education, living the American dream and bonding with a father. But more than anything, basketball offers them hope.
A discussion with Bill Rhoden, The New York Times sports columnist, and âLittle Ballersâ director Crystal McCrary will follow the screening.
The screening and discussion is a presentation of the University of Pennsylvania Annual Race and Sports Lecture, held every year during the Penn Relays. It is sponsored by Pennâs Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Center for Africana Studies.
The event is free and open to the public. Additional information is available from the Center for Africana Studies at 215-898-4965 or Africana@sas.upenn.edu.