MARYSVILLE, Ohio, October 9, 2015 – Marysville Movie Knights (MMK), a group established at Marysville Early College High School (MECHS) to provide funding for non-profit veterans organizations, today announced that proceeds from its 2015-2016 movie series, which begins Friday, will benefit VETMotorsports.
An award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that honors and empowers injured warfighters through active participation in motorsports, VETMotorsports was created to provide inspiration and motivation to combat-wounded, post-9/11 warfighters by making them part of a new team and giving them a new mission. The program recruits participants, embeds them with professional race teams and covers all expenses for them a caregiver to take part in the experience. Since 2013 VETMotorsports has helped more than 120 injured warfighters participate in over 50 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States.
The MMK movie series begins this Friday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. at MECHS, 833 N. Maple Street, Marysville, with a showing of the thriller The Sixth Sense. There is no admission, and proceeds from concessions and raffle tickets will be donated to VETMotorsports. Last year the movie series raised over $1,000 for Honor Flight Columbus.
Starting this week and running through May 2016 MMK will be collaborating with VETMotorsports. Both organizations share a unique opportunity to make the community aware of veterans issues at the grassroots level, and help sustain effective programming for central-Ohio area injured warfighters. MMK program advisor is Gail Jenkins, Outreach Coordinator / student Matthew Chalmers and VETMotorsports CEO Peter Cline will be on hand to kick off the film series this Friday.
“We're excited to bring the movie series back for another season and to have another great charity partner to work with,” said Chalmers. “VETMotorsports is doing great things for our veterans, and that’s what Marysville Movie Knights is all about.”
“We’re honored to be chosen by Marysville Movie Knights as this season’s charity of choice,” Cline said. “As a non-profit organization with a mission as ambitious as ours, every bit of support we can get is welcome and appreciated. We’re looking forward to some great fellowship this season along with some great movies.”
For more information about Marysville Movie Knights and this season’s movie series, contact Gail Jenkins via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about VETMotorsports, participate in the program, or make a donation, visit www.VETMotorsports.org.
Gail Jenkins, Marysville Movie Knights
Peter Cline, VETMotorsports