Savannah, GA, July 07, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Legendary Harlem Globetrotter, Larry “Gator” Rivers, and internationally acclaimed filmmaker, Miller Bargeron, Jr., have teamed up to produce “A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride.” This film tells the story of A. E. Beach High’s 1967 historic win in the first integrated State basketball championship in Georgia. “A Legacy Forgotten…” reunites Gator with other members of this championship team and other basketball legends from Beach. This distinguished group of individuals and many other legendary Beach High alumni talk about Beach’s rich history of athletic and academic excellence.
The 1967 State Championship Team starred Larry “Gator” Rivers, Dr. David Hall, Andrew Knowles, Roger Moore, Rev. Wilson Scott, and Eugene Brown. Gator said, “This film is a dream come true; the story about legends and the people who made them great. Beach is a great part of the history of American basketball and education. What is really incredible is that after all these years, there is not a day that goes by that I do not hear a reference to the 1967 team.” However, Beach’s powerful heritage did not start with this team. It began with Beach’s many State championship teams prior to 1967. The previous State Championship teams played under the Georgia Interscholastic Association (GIA), Georgia’s all black high school athletic association. Beach’s GIA basketball teams not only won multiple State championships, they also placed 2nd and 3rd in the Nation several times.
In 1867, A. E. Beach High was established under the name of Beach Institute, in the beautiful City of Savannah, GA. It was founded by the American Missionary Association for the education of freed blacks after the Civil War ended. Since its inception, Beach has been a beacon of light for a community that has endured many struggles and overcome great obstacles. Beach has not only risen to meet each challenge, it has successfully conquered each challenge. In the process, Beach has produced generations and generations of academically and athletically astute individuals. Beach’s lineage includes mayors, state senators, professional athletes, a university president, teachers, doctors, the founder of the Chicago Defender, a Tuskegee Airman, and many more. Indeed, Beach’s alumni have impacted the City of Savannah, the State of Georgia, and the Nation.
The production of A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride is being managed by We Came To Conquer Entertainment, a film production company co-founded by Miller and his wife, Vikke. The film is also being produced in association with Bezalel Productions, which was founded by Jareb Tomberlin. Miller said, “It is our sincere hope that through this film, people will begin to re-connect to their forgotten legacy and gain strength to maximize their true potential. In addition, I pray that this film inspires and encourages people to go after their dreams, in spite of their obstacles.”
This project is a massive undertaking, and the production team needs your support to ensure the film’s success. As a result, a unique fundraising campaign has been created to raise additional funds needed to produce the film. Supporters will receive rewards such as DVDs of the film, commemorative film paraphernalia, tickets to the Savannah Premier of the film, and many other rewards. To support the film, go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alegacyforgottenbgp/a-legacy-forgotten-blue-and-gold-pride. In order to receive any of the funds that are pledged, the pledge goal must be met or exceeded by August 10, 2012.
For more information on the film, go to http://www.facebook.com/ALegacyForgottenBlueGoldPride. To see the promo video of the film, go to http://youtu.be/kcjPA8yuN9w?hd=1. You can also ask questions about the production by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.