Excitement abounds at campus kickoff event for '1,000 to 1' movie

The first week of filming for “1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story” got off to a great start with a pep rally-style campus kickoff event in Gettysburg College's Bream Gymnasium.

The event featured Weissman, Bruce Gordon and Bob Burris (the movie’s producers), and three of the movie’s stars: Cassi Thomson (playing one of Weissman’s girlfriends, Ally Sullivan), Luke Kleintank (playing Weissman’s friend and teammate Brendan “Pops” Trelease), and David Henrie (playing Weissman).

Attendees learned more about the movie’s cast, the filming that is taking place on campus during October, and Weissman’s story.

The Gettysburg College cheerleaders and a pep band warmed up the crowd.

Attendees were entered to win one of two autographed prizes: a movie hat and a basketball. Mini basketballs with the movie logo were also tossed out to the crowd.

“1,000 to 1” tells the inspirational story of Cory Weissman, a Gettysburg College basketball player who suffered a stroke during his first year on campus only to return to the court for one extraordinary moment during his senior year. Shooting for the movie is taking place on campus in October. The film is a production of Gettysburg Great Productions, LLC, a subsidiary of Gettysburg College.

For more information on “1,000 to 1,” visit www.1000to1movie.com, follow @1000to1movie on Twitter or like 1000 to 1 movie on Facebook.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Nikki Rhoads, senior assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803

Posted: Mon, 1 Oct 2012