Kids are inspired by the Free Willy orca star Keiko, and ever since we started this project we have received countless letters from kids and parents all over the world.
We have invited one of those kids, now an adult, to join us on the Blue Carpet. Her name is Stephanie Shaw.
She, like so many others, has been fascinated by orca whales since first watching the movie Free Willy at the age of two. She grew up following and supporting Keiko’s rehabilitation and release while dreaming of becoming a marine mammal researcher herself.
We are proud to welcome Stephanie Shaw to the Blue Carpet Ceremony and the Keiko The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy Q&A panel as a representative of all those inspired to action by Free Willy and Keiko’s story.
This event will provide an opportunity to entertain and educate a new generation of kids to believe beyond their wildest dreams that they can make a difference in this world.
Sponsor a Youth to Attend
Because of all that has happened with ‘Keiko’s kids’, on August 17th, we are teaming with LAUSD’s Beyond the Bell Division and the Free Willy-Keiko Foundation to bring 200 students to the World Premier Screening of Keiko The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy and the 20th Anniversary screening of the hit film that started it all: Free Willy.
This ticket will pay for the child’s transportation to and from the event, their ticket to the films and ceremony, and for a meal at the event.
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It’s great to know that the message is as relevant today as it was 20 years ago!
Please join us now and sponsor one or more of these kids with a ticket to the event.
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