Carmike Cinemas have teamed up with former NFL players P.A.S.T.and the 13Th Man Foundationto host a youth sports education events including VIP movie screenings of DigiNext’sTHE UNITED STATES OF FOOTBALLfeaturing Mike Ditka, Bob Costas, Jim Brown, Ricky Williams, Kurt Warner and others.
The special eventsare taking place across the country. Football fans of all ages are invited to attend; a limited number of VIP Tickets will be available for each of the screenings that include meet-and-greet autograph receptions and Q&A’s with several former football greats. Learn more (link to our movie promotion page that you are building)
Events will raise awareness about very important issues affecting young athletes, such as concussions, safety, substance abuse and related areas. Former NFL Players who have successfully overcome adversity will be on hand for a post-screening LIVE Q&A and interactive dialog with the audience.
" P.A.S.T. saved my life, there is now light at the end of the tunnel. I now work with P.A.S.T. Teams. Through our programs I am dedicated to helping high school and college athletes get a real world education about at medical behavioral health issues related to playing sports" -Ray Lucas
$4 Million Dollars in Pro Bono Medical Care, Education & Screening Programs provided in less than two years!
Medical services, major surgeries, behavioral health care, concussion treatment programs, cutting edge diagnostics, preventive medical programs and medical support have been donated by world-class physicians and facilities to retired NFL, NBA & MLB players in medical crisis.
The P.A.S.T. Retired Athletes Medical Group has improved the quality of life and in some cases produced lifesaving outcomes for many former athletes. P.A.S.T. has provided over $4 MILLION in treatment, procedures, diagnostics and support services, education and screening programs. Additionally, $750,000 in cash was contributed personally by P.A.S.T. Founder and CEO William J. Focazio, M.D. These funds were used for support services (travel, medications, screenings, education programs, case workers and more).
Many former players, coaches, corporate executives and fans have joined our efforts and are providing P.A.S.T. TEAMS with financial support. We respectfully ask that you join them in helping P.A.S.T... The organization not only improves the quality of life for the many suffering athletes who have provided many years of enjoyment to fans and have given back to their communities but also facilitates preventive programs and sports education for high school, athletes and various athletic groups on important topics such as concussions and addiction.
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