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See Your Potential & Believe To Achieve ~ A Weekend of the Stars in Ithaca

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until September 21, 2019

An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating indefinitely


A Weekend of the Stars in Ithaca is a two-day event featuring three special activities: Motivationally and inspirational talks from a team of distinguished black athletes, humanitarians, and artists; a special movie screening; and a free music concert.

Friday, Sept. 20th:

Special Movie Screening:  “The Crossover That Won The Game” & A Q&A with the movies’ stars at Cinemapolis. The movie starts at 1 pm

The Crossover That Won The Game is a heartwarming motion picture depicting the trails of young basketball prodigy navigating life and his dream to be an NBA player.

Authors and screenwriters Jamell and Joseph Ponder along with members of the cast will conduct a Q&A with the audience after the movie screening.  Tickets are available online at cinemapolis.org.

Saturday, September 21st

Free Concert & Program at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons. The concert starts at 1 pm

Music by: local musicians Trazz Sawyer, Mabel Welch & The Gospel Voices

Saturday, September 21 

Feature Presentation: See Your Potential & Believe to Achieve: An Inspirational and motivational talk from black athletes, humanitarians, and artists at 3:00 pm at Ithaca High School in Kulp Auditorium. 

Larry Jones: A retired NMB and ABA professional basketball player best known for his days with the Philadelphia 76ers.

James “Buster” Douglas: A professional boxer who became the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

Granville Waiters: Waters is a retired NBA star who played for the Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls.

Dr. Johannes Christian: Pastor & author who is best known for his incredible recovery and acts of forgiveness after nearly being killed.

Joseph Ponder: An author and screenwriter who co-wrote “The Crossover That Won The Game,” which was made into a motion picture.

Angela Mitchel- Koster: A gymnast who overcame injury to achieve excellence in her sport.

Trazz Sawyer: An author and screenplay writer who overcame child abuse and other adolescent tragedies.

Tickets for the feature presentation are $10 and available at the State Theatre Box Office or online at stateofithaca.org.

See Your Potential & Believe to Achieve A Weekend of the Stars in Ithaca is sponsored by My Brother’s Keeper, Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC), Cayuga Health, Tompkins Cortland Community College, M&T Bank, Mack and Carol Travis, Travis Hyde Properties, Tompkins Trust Company, Marriott Hotel, Oasis Christian Fellowship and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance.



September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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Downtown Ithaca
171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States


Downtown Ithaca Alliance
J&J Ponder Enterprises
My Brother’s Keeper