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Black Panther Screening for Youth

$4,713 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 128 people in 18 months
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My name is Joy McDowell and I am a Tampa, FL local. In anticipation for the upcoming movie, Marvel's Black Panther, I noticed many people talking about buying out theaters for all-black screenings. I loved the idea, but as a youth advocate, I wanted to make sure that youth had the opportunity to experience this too! What started as buying out a small theater at AMC Veterans turned into 3 theaters with 3 different screenings.

UPDATE: With the help of Thaddeus Bullard, aka Titus O'Neil, I have partnered with Embracing Legacy, Inc. to add 2 more theaters, sending an additional 350 youth to the screening. Embracing Legacy is an amazing organization that helps students through academic and social programs. Please visit embracinglegacy.org to learn more about them! Proceeds from this campaign will go towards supporting their mission. 

AMC has graciously waived the $500 rental fee for each screening. Tickets for the 3 (now 5!) theaters vary, but average out to about $8 a ticket. They are also offering kids "snack packs" for $4, which includes a small popcorn, candy, and a drink.

The goal of $2500 will cover a ticket and snack pack for at least 200 students. The more we raise, the more seats that can be bought and the more teens served!
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That's a wrap folks!! While the page is still online, this campaign will no longer be taking donations. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported! I will be working this week to post all the photos, media coverage, and videos to blackpanthertampa.com so you all can see the results of your generous donations. In the meantime, enjoy a few highlight photos! #blackpanthertampa
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WOW! It has been an amazing weekend. Since opening day, over 1,000 students and their families have been able to see this movie for free...thanks to YOU and other community heroes, including Titus O'Neil, Jameis Winston, Gerald McCoy, Embracing Legacy, and others. Additional thanks to our special guest speakers: Titus O'Neil, Jameis Winston, Antoinette Hayes-Triplett, Van Ayers, Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and especially Micah Johnson who drove all the way from Spring Training to be there. You all had amazing stories and powerful messages to tell about being community heroes. #blackpanthertampa #wakandawarrior
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Thank you everyone! Because of the increasing support, we have increased the capacity of the Centro Ybor theater from 89 seats to 198 seats AND added a another 198 seat showing at the same theater! We will There are now 500+ students going to this screening in the Tampa Bay area. Youth going include kids from the Boys and Girls Club, youth from local homeless shelters, littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters, scholars from Embracing Legacy, and many more programs that support the growth and enrichment of underserved youth. We thank everyone 1000x over for their investment in allowing Tampa Bay's youth to have such a powerful experience.
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Black Panther Screening for Youth has reached 52% of its goal. Thanks to Timothy, Keith and Monica.
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