Saturday, February 6, 2010
Alana's Achievers and Athletes for Education (AFE) hosted a private screening for "Tooth Fairy" this past Saturday for over 80 kids in Alana's Achievers & AFE's "reading for life" program and other AFE programs. The students were from Florence Griffith Joyner Microsociety Elementary, L.G. Rodriguez Elementary and Sunset Elementary. All three schools participate in AFE's mentorship programs; "Reading for Life" and the SG Squad Wellness Program so having the opportunity to reward the kids for all their work was very exciting. Alana Ethridge, of Alana's Achievers, had a special Guest of Honor who was a co-star in the film, Chase Ellison who plays Randy (Ashely Judd's son), who is a friend and fellow actor. The kids were very surprised that Chase was actually there so they were thrilled to get to meet him plus they had a little 'red carpet' experience as a special treat as well. A big thank you to Chase, AMC Mission Valley Theaters, Steven Haynes, Dir. of AFE and Ysabel Giacalone, of Ysabel's Pink Angels for making this event happen as it was a huge success!!! Here is an interview I had w/Chase after the event:
I am so happy that Kourtney was finally interviewed by our local NBC affiliate by Monica Dean who wanted to share Kourt's story about her waiting for the "gift of life" so it's a sad story, yet, it shows how we could all learn how to live life to the fullest just like Kourtney!!! She is amazing and very brave!!!
Kourtney and her family made it to a private screening that Alana's Achievers and AFE hosted for kids in our "reading for life" program on Sat, Jan. 30th, & got to meet a co-star of "Tooth Fairy," Chase Ellison, www.chaseellison.net