Online Debut Of I Got Your Back, Panel Discussion Featuring Shell, Others To Be Held November 19
Short Film Detailing The Partnership and Success of How Yonkers (NY) Police and Fire Department Members Saved High School Football and The Lives of Student Athletes In One of The Toughest Cities In America Will Precede Discussion
By: Dedication To Community (D2C)
The screening will be followed by a discussion about the values of the film, which will include the following panelists:
Pro Football Hall of Famer with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Award-Winning Athlete Engagement Pioneer and Community Leader Donnie Shell
The Force's Head Coach Dan DeMatteo
D2C Founder, Boston College graduate and Yonkers native M. Quentin Williams
Student-Athlete Tyrik Greene
Yonkers Police Department Detective Keith Olson
Film director Eric Newman
The screening and panel discussion are FREE and open to all.
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The film chronicles the stories of the Yonkers Force, its players, coaches and families beginning in 2018 (the program's current season has been postponed until April due to restrictions on high school sports because of COV-19).
View the trailer here at https://youtu.be/
The Yonkers high school football glory days have seemingly passed, and football has been struggling. After extreme budget cuts and concerns over safety, eight Yonkers high school football teams that were formerly rivals have been merged into two programs. With the police and fire department working as mentors, the newly formed teams are aptly named the Force and the Brave. In the midst of these uneasy alliances, a coach and his staff work hard to build bridges and save high school football in Yonkers, while law enforcement and teenagers take the necessary steps forward towards trust and respect. These alliances and a new rivalry have now set the scene for a rebirth in Yonkers that culminates with a newly shared tradition, under the Friday Night Lights.
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