A local real estate company and the local chapter of the Friends of the NRA are teaming up to offer a free (but by reservation only) showing of the film “American Sniper.”
The popcorn will be on your own.
This single, one-time free showing is set for 6:30 p.m., Monday, January19 at the Atlas Great Lakes Mall Cinema 16, 7860 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio.
It is intended as a fund-raising project for local Maine Daniel Hanson, who served three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.
Hanson injured his spine during one of his tours and also suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
While the Veterans Administration is treating Hanson for his PTSD, such is not the case for his physical injuries.
Consequently, Hanson must undergo rehabilitation and treatment not covered by his VA benefits.
Hanson needs these services in order to return to work so as to support his wife and two young children, says Kim Moss of the Owens Group which is representing the Platinum Real Estate Company and its “Hero Fund.”
“American Sniper” is a current Warner Brothers movie that stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. It tells the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kayle, acclaimed as the most lethal sniper in U.S. history. The film was directed by Clint Eastwood.
The film has already won the National Board of Reviews’ Best Director Award for Eastwood and the Denver Film Critics’ Best Actor Award for Cooper, among other honors.
Entry to the movie is complimentary, provided by Platinum Real Estate, Commerce Firearms Training Academy, and the Western Reserve Friends of the NRA.
Seating is limited and the deadline for ticket requests is Thursday, January 15. Yep, tomorrow. RSVP via e-mail only to Sara@MyPlatinumRealEstate.com.
Donations for Hanson’s rehabilitation efforts will be accepted at the showing as well as through the web site, www.GoFundMe.com/DanielHansonMarine.Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
Jeff is the retired News-Herald reporter who covered the earth sciences, the area's three county park systems and the outdoors for the newspaper. During his 30 years with The News-Herald Jeff was the recipient of more than 100 state, regional and national journalism awards. He also is a columnist and features writer for the Ohio Outdoor News, which is published every other week and details the outdoors happenings in the state.