De La Salle to hold benefit premiere of “When the Game Stands Tall”

Jim Caviezel;Michael Chiklis;Matthew Daddario

De La Salle High will host a special premiere of “When the Game Stands Tall” to benefit the Terrance Kelly `04 Endowed Memorial Fund for Financial Aid. The special event will be held at the Century Blackhawk Plaza in Danville on Aug. 17 — five days before the major motion picture about legendary coach Bob Ladouceur and the football program’s national record 151-game winning streak will be released nationwide. The movie is based on the book by Neil Hayes.

A red carpet premiere in Los Angeles is scheduled for early August, but the Blackhawk event will serve as the local premiere. The film will be shown on all seven screens at the theater with staggered 1 p.m, 1:20 and 1:40 start times and will be followed by a “5th Quarter” reception onsite.

Ladouceur (played by Jim Caviezel in the film) and De La Salle assistant coach Terry Eidson (played by Michael Chiklis) as well as current members of the Spartans team are expected to attend the local benefit premiere, though no actors have been confirmed as of now.

Tickets aren’t cheap — it’s $50 for the movie and another $45 for the reception — but $35 of the movie ticket and $20 of the reception charge will go directly to the financial aid fund in Terrance Kelly’s name. Kelly was a two-way standout for De La Salle who was murdered just before he was set to leave for Oregon to begin his college football career. His tragic death is a major storyline in the film.

Tickets to the showings and separate tickets to the reception may be purchased online only at the De La Salle High School website www.dlshs.org. Questions can be directed to Chief Advancement Officer Heather Pastorini at 925-288-8106 or by e-mail at pastorinih@dlshs.org.

Stephanie Hammon

  • EastBay Parent

    After watching Marin Catholic Camp yesterday just watching Berkeley High they are so embarrassing showing up to the camp late got a Player cussing out a coach calling him a B**** a** N**** i’ll beat youra**(that player wouldn’t be on my team). ..getting beat on by richmond high. Very Very unorganized. Don’t get me wrong Berkeley have some good players The QB and Running Back #4 they are the best athlete on the team. But the whole structure of your team Coach Barnes is patheti.but i do seeing Berkeley being 2-8 this year.

  • Perkin

    What else happened at the camp? What other teams were there who looked good? Yeah I went to the CCC camp and Barnes was starting a short very non athletic Tailback. It was pretty sad. He’s gonna lose that school. EC looks like they have reloaded.

  • EastBay Parent


    Marin Catholic
    Racho Cotati

    Perkin I really dont know what’s going on with the yellow jackets.
    Coach Barnes better do something FAST!!!!