All our Bossip baseball fans, you have an opportunity to win a trip for two to Kansas City for 2 nights to attend the red carpet screening of “42″, the film about Jackie Robinson.
Check out the trailer:
Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.
We have the ultimate flyaway! In addition to the trip for two to Kansas City for the Red Carpet Screening, the grand prize winner will also receive 2 passes to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, two tickets to a Kansas City Royals baseball game, 2 t-shirts, baseball caps, seat cushions, lapel pins, bags, and 1 poster!
Even if you don’t win the grand prize, you have 9 other opportunities to win. Each 1st place winner will receive one 42 film t-shirt, baseball cap, seat cushion, lapel pin, movie poster, and 2 Hollywood Movie Money certificates to see 42.
Now, it’s time for the contest.
All you have to do is answer the question in the box below and you are entered to win. Answer the question: Jackie Robinson began his professional baseball career as a member of what Negro Leagues team?
Contest ends April 2nd at noon. Winner will be contacted that day and we have to hear back within 24 hours so all arrangements can be made.