Free Movie Invite "The Best We've Got: The Carl Erskine Story"
Huntington County Chamber of Commerce
Please Join Us
Special Olympics - Huntington County is excited to invite you to our Hometown Screening of "The Best We’ve Got: The Carl Erskine Story” next Thursday, February 2 @ 6:00 pm at Huntington 7 Theater
*Free Admission to All*
Please join us for a powerful evening together viewing "The Best We’ve Got” an uplifting new film about a true Hoosier hero!
Carl Erskine played for the Brooklyn Dodgers alongside Jackie Robinson — the first Black player in Major League Baseball.
The film also shares the story of Carl’s son Jimmy, who was born in 1960 with Down syndrome. At the time, doctors urged Carl and his wife, Betty, to institutionalize Jimmy, but instead they took him home and raised him. Eventually they got Jimmy involved in Special Olympics here in Indiana. The family has been involved with the program for about 50 years now.
Carl embodies the spirit of the Special Olympics movement as we’re working toward a more inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities. That’s why Special Olympics Indiana is so proud to support this film project!
Although Carl Erskine is probably best known as a baseball player, “The Best We’ve Got” is so much more than a sports movie. Carl, who is now 96 years old, has been a lifelong champion of acceptance, inclusion and servant leadership. Everyone can connect with those inspiring messages.