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World Premiere of New Film Featuring Major League Baseball Players and Faith Opens in Phoenix

Contact: Lisa Wheeler, 678-990-9032 ext. 102, 404-519-1987 cell, lwheeler@maximusmg.com; Ashley Walker, 678-990-9032 ext. 109, 404-791-9725 cell, awalker@maximusmg.com; both for "Champions of Faith"


PHOENIX, Arizona, Mar. 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- Major League Baseball's Mike Piazza, Jeff Suppan, Jack McKeon, Mike Sweeney, David Eckstein and Rich Donnelly lead the line-up in this All-Star baseball sports special, the world premiere of Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition.


Discussing how their faith has shaped their Major League careers, these superstars of America's favorite pastime speak frankly about family, faith, sacrifice, leadership, humility and the many virtues and spiritual lessons they have learned from the game.


Shot in high-definition video and featuring thrilling game highlights from Major League Baseball Productions and music from legendary recording artist Bob Dylan, Champions of Faith is an emotionally powerful, action-packed glimpse into the lives and personal faith of the nation's most popular sports heroes. Other players, coaches and managers featured in the film include: Tom Glavine, Craig Biggio, Sean Casey, Pudge Rodriquez, Jim Leyland, Mike Scioscia, Juan Pierre, Mark Prior, Ozzie Guillen, A.J. Pierzynski, Lance Berkman, Chris Speier, Roberto Beltran, Sandy Alomar and many more.


Additional features include music from Grammy Award-winning Christian band Third Day. "Champions of Faith – Baseball Edition" is scheduled for DVD release at the start of the 2007 Major League Baseball season.


What: World Premiere of Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition.


When: Sunday, March 25

7 p.m. – Exclusive Premiere featuring Major League Baseball Stars; the Bishop of Phoenix, Thomas J. Olmstead; Executive Producer Tom Allen; Writer/Narrator John Morales and other special guests.


Where: AMC Desert Ridge 18

21001 N. Tatum Blvd

Phoenix, AZ 85050

NE Corner of 101st and Tatum


Who: All-Star Catcher and now Oakland A's designated hitter Mike Piazza, Kansas City Royals Captain Mike Sweeney and 2006 NLCS MVP Jeff Suppan will join Executive Producer Tom Allen of Catholic Exchange and Writer/Narrator John Morales.


Visit www.ChampionsofFaith.com/Premiere or call (678) 990-9032.


MEDIA: Interviews, in advance or on-site, can be arranged by contacting Lisa Wheeler or Ashley Walker at (678) 990-9032. Please visit the "Champions of Faith" website at www.ChampionsofFaith.com.