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Women's Basketball to Sponsor Screening of The Mighty Macs

The Mighty Macs opens nationwide on Oct. 21

Oct. 12, 2011

EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette women's basketball team is sponsoring a screening of The Mighty Macs on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the College's Limburg Theater. The film is based on the true story of Cathy Rush and the underdog 1971-72 Immaculata College women's basketball team.

"We are proud to celebrate women's basketball with a screening of The Mighty Macs," said Leopards' head coach Dianne Nolan. "Their story is truly inspirational and relevant to people in all walks of life."

Tickets for this advanced screening are $3 for Lafayette students (with Lafayette ID) and $8 for the general public and will be available at the door. Attendees will also receive two tickets to the NEC/Patriot League Challenge doubleheader at Kirby Sports Center on Friday, Nov. 25. The Limburg Theater is located in Lafayette's Farinon College Center.

From The Mighty Macs official website:

THE MIGHTY MACS is based on the incredible true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College team that started in obscurity but became the original Cinderella story in women's basketball. This team of pioneers went from barely making that inaugural tournament to the first dynasty in their game. And Cathy Rush, the woman that was ahead of her time, became immortalized when she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

THE MIGHTY MACS stars Carla Gugino as Cathy Rush; David Boreanaz as her husband, NBA referee Ed Rush; Marley Shelton as Sister Sunday; and Academy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn as Mother St. John. The film was written, directed, and produced by Tim Chambers. The film's executive producers are Pat Croce, the former president of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, and Vince Curran, a successful businessman and former basketball star at Penn. Curran and Chambers are founders and partners of Quaker Media.