WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept. 6, 2017) - The Winston-Salem Dash, in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, are proud to announce a free Movie Night at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, October 21. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the hit movie Sing beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Dash are also teaming with Sunshine, WXII 12 News and 109 U-Pull-It for this exciting event.
Admission to this event is free to the public; however, donations of cash or blankets are strongly encouraged for all attendees. All donations will go to the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to enhancing the capacity of the Winston-Salem Police Department to be more effective in improving public safety. The Foundation focuses on community outreach, funding and raising resources to assist the Police Department in making Winston-Salem a safer place to live, work and enjoy life. More information on the organization is available at wspolicefoundation.org, where you can also donate to the Foundation.
"We always enjoy bringing members of the police department and community together to create conversations about how we can continue to improve public safety in Winston-Salem," said Scott Sewell, President of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation. "BB&T Ballpark provides a perfect atmosphere for a fun-filled evening of learning and socializing."
There will be free parking for all attendees, and concession stands throughout the facility will have food and beverages available for purchase. No outside food or beverage is permitted. The Kids Zone will also be open for free on Saturday, with several free carnival games featured on the concourse as well. Before the movie, district representatives of the Winston-Salem Police Department will have their various vehicles on display, including police cars, motorcycles, bike patrol bicycles and rescue/hazardous device vehicles. Members of the K-9 unit will be in attendance as well.
"These Movie Nights at the ballpark have started so many necessary conversations between the people who protect us every day and those whom they are protecting," Dash President Geoff Lassiter said. "We certainly encourage everyone in the community to partake in this great event."
In case of inclement weather in the area on October 21, the make-up date is Sunday, October 22, with gates opening at 4 p.m. and the movie starting at 5:30 p.m.
Starring the voices of renowned actors and actresses Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson, Sing tells the story of a koala bear named Buster Moon who is fighting to save his once-beloved theater with the greatest singing competition the world has ever seen. Each of the contestants has a unique personality that he or she brings to the stage, and every one of them believes this competition is their shot to change their lives forever.
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