A year later, CityBall looks back

Who could forget CityBall, the heartbreaking documentary that follows three KC school district athletes through their senior years?

It’s been a year since the film debuted, and tonight at 6 producer Stephen Spiegel hosts a town hall meeting at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch about how the film changed the way students view themselves and their sports in the city.

A lot of the documentary’s stars will be in attendance, as will current and past athletic directors, including former Chief Kimble Anders, and reps from the school district. Spiegel says he’s excited about talking to the former district reps because they can answer questions frankly without worrying about their employment status.

Tonight’s town hall also unveils the CityBall Scholarship Fund, which will help send as many local kids to summer school as possible. DVD sales will benefit that fund. The program officially begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last about two hours.

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