Local movie raises $200,000 to benefit El Paso Children's Hospital

El Paso Children's Hospital
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:11pm

Through the “The Perfect Turnover” movie premiere, sponsorships, individual ticket sales and matching funds over $200,000 has been raised to develop an interventional cardiology program at El Paso Children's Hospital.

Dennece Knight, Executive Director of University Medical Center Foundation said “Besides raising over $200,000 to help establish pediatric cardiology at El Paso Children's Hospital, the Perfect Turnover told the story of a community, of a family, and of a considerate young man who changed lives with the selfless pass of a basketball. Even more we were given a bird's eye view into the Marcus family who took a special needs child and cultivated a "special" young man with unique needs through their acceptance and loving spirit.”

The Perfect Turnover is a documentary based on the sportsmanship moment during a Coronado/Franklin basketball game last February when Franklin High School’s Jonathon Montanez gave the ball on purpose to Mitchell Marcus from Coronado High School with 10 seconds left in the final game of the season for both teams.

Donors can still support the much needed interventional pediatric cardiology program at El Paso Children’s Hospital by visiting www.umcfoundationelpaso.org/theperfectturnover.


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