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Apr 27, 2013 12:07 PM by Eric Ross

Jackie Robinson film shown to Denver-area teens

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - About 300 teenagers are expected to gather in Aurora for a free, private screening of the movie "42" as part of a Major League Baseball youth outreach program.

The Colorado Rockies and MLB will host teens from the Denver Metro and Aurora RBI teams (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) at a Sunday screening of the movie, which is based on the life and career of Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson. Robinson was the first black player in Major League Baseball.

All 30 clubs in the league are screening the film across the U.S. and in Canada for thousands of teens. A Colorado Rockies news release says the RBI program aims "to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball among underserved youth."

Sunday's movie will be shown at the Century Aurora Theater.

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