If you are in Louisville, Kentucky on November 20th, you have the chance to check out a special charity screening of Catching Fire. For those of you who don’t know, Jennifer Lawrence’s hometown is Louisville and her family is hosting a screening of the flick!
It was Jennifer’s idea to have the screening to benefit the St. Mary’s Center. So not only will you get to see the movie, the money spent on a ticket will go to a good cause!
St. Mary’s offers day training for adults with intellectual disabilities and the screening will help fund the newly opened campus on Aiken Road.
Lawrence’s friend Andy will be attending St. Mary’s and their friendship goes way back. Tickets run from $125 to $1000 for 8 reserved seats – each ticket will get you different things, but all of them come with a gift bag full of movie memorabilia. If you’re in the area and interested in attending, you can call (502) 855-6942 or visit cflouisville.org.
Check out the letter that Jennifer Lawrence wrote in regards to this special event below.
From a young age I have held a special place in my heart for children and adults with Down Syndrome. When I met Andy Strunk in the 6th grade, I knew I had met a very special guy as well as a lifelong friend!
My friendship with Andy has driven me to become involved with organizations like St. Mary’s Center and the Special Olympics. I am so excited to announce that I have been named the official ambassador of the Special Olympics! I am looking forward to working with them!
This particular event on November 20th is to raise money for St. Mary’s Center in Louisville. I thought that using a screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire would be the perfect opportunity. I have covered all costs for this event so that all the money raised can go directly to this amazing organization.
Although I am not able to attend the Louisville screening of the movie, I will be there in spirit. I am asking you to give generously, so that children and adults with intellectual disabilities, like my good friend Andy, will continue to have a place to go to learn.