Sacramento, Calif. – On Tuesday, June 6, the Sacramento Kings will host a special screening of the ESPN Films documentary “Mighty Ruthie,” which examines the life and accomplishments of Ruthie Bolton – Monarchs Legend, Olympic gold medalist, domestic violence survivor and powerful advocate for women.
”Mighty Ruthie” – an installment of SEC Storied series – features interviews with friends, family, and Ruthie herself as she revisits the highs and lows of her life, including an intimate look when she opens up about surviving years of domestic abuse in her first marriage.
“I’m blessed to have overcome many of the obstacles I’ve had in this lifetime,” says Ruthie Bolton. “I hope that after sharing my story, other women dealing with these issues can feel empowered and know that without a doubt they too can turn their pain into power.”
Tickets are $5 and available for purchase at Kings.com/MightyRuthie. All proceeds from the event will benefit organizations dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence by educating the community to better understand the issues of domestic violence and assault.
Ruthie’s story will be shown on VSP SKEYE View, the NBA’s largest and only 4K video screen. The screening is open to the public and will include a unique opportunity to hear from Ruthie following the film. She will be joined by Lisa Lax, Director & Producer, Lookalike Productions, Jenny Davidson, CEO & Executive Director, Stand Up Placer, Beth Hassett, CEO & Executive Director, WEAVE and Chivas Mays, Domestic Violence Survivor for a panel discussion to encourage a dialogue in the community. Following the panel, fans have a chance to connect with Ruthie one-on-one during a signing of her new book, “From Pain to Power”. The Kings will host a special auction featuring unique Kings and Monarch memorabilia to support regional women’s non-profits. https://www.youtube.com/embed/9XaawkcAtOA