Free Showing Of 'Seabiscuit' March 6 At Getterman Stadium

March 5, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

The Baylor Leadership Council, Baylor Activities Council, Baylor Riding Association and the One Book, One Waco reading program will host a free showing of the movie "Seabiscuit" at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 6, on the video board at Getterman Stadium, Baylor's softball complex. The "Pages to Pictures" event, which is open to the entire Waco community, will follow Baylor baseball's 3 p.m. game against UC Irvine next door at the Baylor Ballpark.

Special guests will include the G.W. Carver Academy Ambassadors, a group of student leaders. "We know that this group of students will enjoy this wonderful movie, and it will be a really fun experience for them," said Natalie Cook, a Katy sophomore and One Book, One Waco steering committee member.

In cooperation with several city organizations, Baylor students began the "One Book, One Waco" reading program in 2002 to bring together the Waco community through a city-wide initiative that promotes reading, thoughtful discussion and open dialogue. This year's book selection committee chose Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit: An American Legend, with A Horse Named Seabiscuit by Kathy and Mark Dubowski as the accompanying book for children.

One Book, One Waco's community operating committee has grown to include 11 civic organizations, with various programs, events and discussions taking place this spring. A panel of religious leaders will discuss the role of religion and gambling in Seabiscuit at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in Barfield Drawing Room. The Baylor Leadership Council will continue its Seabiscuit book discussions at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Java City in Moody Library.

For more information about the movie event, contact Sara D. Spain at 710-1560 or Sara_Spain @baylor.edu. For a schedule of additional Seabiscuit events, visit One Book, One Waco.

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