The community is invited to a free screening for the new documentary “The Park” on Thursday — a film highlighting a nonprofit’s weeklong community service trip in Richmond that included restoring baseball fields and holding a free baseball clinic.
The screening is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza. Light food, beverage and a kids zone/child care will be provided.
The film is directed by Adam Nesheim of Dream Media, which followed the nonprofit More Than a Game as it worked in Richmond. The nonprofit organization sent a team of 10 volunteers to immerse themselves in community service projects for one week in underserved areas of Richmond.
Four city baseball fields were reportedly restored, and a free baseball clinic for local kids was held with the University of California Baseball Team and the Catching Academy, according to a blog post on More Than a Game’s website.
Former De La Salle alums Jonny Tucker, whose family is from Richmond, and Michael Miller, who made his Major League debut with the Red Sox this season, volunteered on the project and were featured in the film, the blog added.
The premier event is being held by the City of Richmond Community Services Department and Richmond Police Activities League and will be followed by a panel discussion and community forum.
The following is a promotional video for the documentary: