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Spirit of Love, the Mike 'Stinger' Glenn Story Brings Audiences Together Through Tears, Cheers, and Unique ASL Musical Performance with Open Captions Including Dignitaries

Contact: Kathy Shipp, 323-522-4179

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Winner "Best Inspirational" film. The new indie film by Darla Rae, inspired by the real life basketball camps of former NBA player and Fox Sports analyst Mike "Stinger" Glenn celebrated sneak previews in Denver and Georgia. A proclamation by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock named May 6th "Spirit of Love" day. The film also received congratulatory letters from Georgia dignitaries Senator Johnny Isakson, Governor Nathan Deal, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

"Spirit of Love is one of those rare films that goes beyond the art of film making and touches the heart. You can't miss the message that each of us, while appearing different, are really quite the same - we ALL need to be loved, and to show love to one another!

"One of the things I loved about the film was how what most view as a physical limitation was viewed as something normal - as opposed to over sensationalizing the topic. The metaphor of sports is great because, as one coach says in the film, '...anyone can play basketball...'

"Spirit of Love will give you a new way of viewing those who, on the surface, appear different. And you will be challenged to show love to others in a brand new way," Said comedian Dan McGowan.

"Our amazing teens make you pull out the tissue and stand and cheer" said Rae.

The film features Deaf and Hard of Hearing teens most that had never acted or played basketball before.

Radio personality Jennifer Wilde said "I loved Spirit of Love. Although it is a film about basketball, it's not about the sport. It's a film about working hard, perseverance and acceptance. And the way to create acceptance of others is to find the ways you are like them. That's what the film teaches. Whether we are black or white, deaf or hearing, we are all, our own unique person, and that makes us great. Great work!"

Rae ends the film with a unique ASL performance piece to the title song "Spirit of Love" vocally performed by Laura Dodd, but interpreted by two individuals, representing two generations, two genders, two ethnicities with Open captions.

The film is seeking distribution partners willing to meet (NATO) National Association of Theater Owners request head on, and deliver to them an outstanding award winning inspirational film which is rated PG.

The film bridges the gap and explores diversity amongst many groups while inspiring with a Spirit of Love.

For more information visit spiritoflovemovie.com.