In the Game has hit the ground running since its Chicago premiere, screening at festivals and events around the country. The film, directed by Maria Finitzo, follows the ups and downs of a girls’ soccer team to reveal the very real obstacles that low-income students confront in their quest for higher education. The girls face an uneven playing field - or in the case of the girls at Kelly High School, no soccer field at all - little or no support, problems at home, uncertain futures, discrimination, and poverty, but remain undaunted thanks to their teammates and the dedicated mentoring of their coach. Catch the film in November at locations in Houston, Chicago, St. Louis, and Aurora, IL.
Many viewers have expressed interest in supporting the film beyond the big screen. Recently, In the Game launched a GoFundMe campaign in support of Alicia, Maria, and Elizabeth, the three main characters of the film. While all three girls plan to go back to college, money remains the largest obstacle on their journey. Please consider a monetary donation. Alicia will work toward a degree in physical therapy while Maria and Elizabeth pursue architecture and social work, respectively. Find out more about the campaign here. Your consideration and support is greatly appreciated.
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