Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Donation-only showing of "American Sniper" in Mentor to benefit war-injured Marine

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

Donations for Hanson’s rehabilitation efforts will be accepted at the showing as well as through the web site,
Jeffrey L. Frischkorn

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