HUNTINGTON - A decade after Hollywood came to Huntington to adapt one of the biggest events in Marshall University's history for a movie, university officials kicked off an anniversary celebration with a fundraiser showing of the film Friday night at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.
"We Are Marshall" debuted in December 2006, and hundreds of members of the Marshall family packed the theater to once again see the story of the 1970 plane crash that took the lives of 75 football players, coaches, administrators and boosters and especially the efforts made to save the football program and compete once more.
All of the proceeds from the event benefited student scholarships.
"This is a great opportunity for members of the Marshall family to have the unique opportunity of experiencing the movie in the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center," Matt Hayes, executive director of alumni relations at Marshall, said in a release. "Our sponsors have ensured we will be able to make a sizable contribution toward student scholarships here at Marshall."