Dennis Bonvie to Kick Off Athletics Movie Series

In honor of the recent 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Penn State Wilkes-Barre is hosting a five-week movie and discussion series beginning Thursday, March 25, highlighting the touching stories of real-life athletes.

The series is open to the public and begins with "Miracle," the 2004 adaptation of the 1980 United States men's hockey team and their journey to win the gold medal at the Olympic Games.  Special guest Dennis Bonvie, a former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey player, will be on campus that evening to kick-off the movie series and recount his own experiences in the world of professional hockey.

"We have a very inspirational series about real people and their triumphs in a particular sport," said Bill Bachman, communications instructor at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and movie series developer/instructor.  "I believe they will provide teachable moments for everyone who joins us for the series."

Other movies included in this series are: "Glory Road" (April 8,) "Jim Thorpe—All American" (April 15), "Cinderella Man" (April 22), and "A League of Their Own" (April 29).  All films will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Science Center Auditorium.

For more information, and to register, please contact Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education at 570-675-9219 of [email protected].