ACE and PLC Cosponsor "Mighty Macs" Movie

September 14, 2011William Schmitt

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                The Mighty Macs, a new movie that celebrates the intersection of values and sports, will be presented in a “sneak peek” on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Browning Cinema in Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.  The screening is accompanied by a panel discussion that will include Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Head Coach Muffett McGraw. The event, presented by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, is co-sponsored by the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) and its Play Like a Champion Today ® program.

                The movie tells the true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College women’s basketball team who started in obscurity but became a Cinderella story of success on and off the basketball court. More details, including ticket availability, can be found at

                ACE and the Play Like a Champion Today program for coaches and parents, affirming values in children through athletics, are happy to join in spreading the word about this movie and its inspirational message. The viewing also fits well with the presentation of the current “Women and Spirit” exhibit at South Bend’s Center for History celebrating the contribution of religious sisters to education and faith in the United States. Some offerings from that exhibit will be on display at the Open House celebrating ACE’s new home on Friday, Sept. 16, starting at 3:30.

                Sister Marian William, IHM, President Emerita of Immaculata University in Immaculata, PA, will be another one of the panelists on Thursday. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Associate Director of the Cushwa Center, will be the panel moderator. The event begins at 6:30 pm. Call 574-631-2800 for information on ticket prices.