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Sony Pictures and ‘Stomp the Yard’ Makes Contribution to the Martin Luther King

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 15 – Sony Pictures today announced the company will donate 2.5% (approximately $650,000) of the opening weekend box office receipts of STOMP THE YARD to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. STOMP THE YARD will be #1 at the box office for the 4-day weekend, bringing in an estimated $26 million.

A compelling drama about the quest for individuality and the power of fraternity, STOMP THE YARD is set in the world of black Greek letter organizations. Sony Pictures is making the donation in honor of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, of which Dr. King was a member. In contributing to the Martin Luther King Memorial Project Foundation, the studio would like to honor the spirit of Dr. King, whose life continues to inspire the youth of today.

Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.

A memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Memorial will be situated adjacent to the F.D.R. Memorial and in a direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Congress passed Joint Resolutions in 1996 authorizing Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to establish a memorial honoring Dr. King to be built in Washington, DC. The Ceremonial Groundbreaking took place on November 13, 2006 and the Memorial is scheduled to be completed in 2008. Website: www.buildthedream.org.