Sony Pictures Makes Contribution to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation

Jan 15, 2007, 00:00 ET from Sony Pictures

    CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures today
 announced the company will donate 2.5% (approximately $650,000) of the
 opening weekend box office receipts of STOMP THE YARD to the Martin Luther
 King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. STOMP THE YARD will be #1
 at the box office for the 4-day weekend, bringing in an estimated $26
     A compelling drama about the quest for individuality and the power of
 fraternity, STOMP THE YARD is set in the world of black Greek letter
 organizations. Sony Pictures is making the donation in honor of the Alpha
 Phi Alpha fraternity, of which Dr. King was a member. In contributing to
 the Martin Luther King Memorial Project Foundation, the studio would like
 to honor the spirit of Dr. King, whose life continues to inspire the youth
 of today.
     Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project
 Foundation, Inc.
     A memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be built on the
 National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Memorial will be situated adjacent to
 the F.D.R. Memorial and in a direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson
 Memorials. Congress passed Joint Resolutions in 1996 authorizing Alpha Phi
 Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to establish a memorial honoring Dr. King to be
 built in Washington, DC. The Ceremonial Groundbreaking took place on
 November 13, 2006 and the Memorial is scheduled to be completed in 2008.
     For more information about the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 National Memorial Project, please visit or contact
 Rica Orszag at 202-253-8974 /
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