- Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:15
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Starring Jon Hamm, MILLION DOLLAR ARM tells the true story of a sport agent out to make a name for himself by traveling to India and creating a reality competition show that will find the next great baseball pitcher. Two young Indian men discovered by the sports agent come to America and tryout for a the Major Leagues.
To celebrate the opening of the movie, Disney is holding the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest for a chance for to win a $1 million prize. Amateur baseball players can test their fastball skills in several locations on April 25 and April 26. On April 25 from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., tryouts will be held at both Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif. and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® and on April 26 only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day during the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. Contestants will throw three pitches, each tracked by a radar gun, in an attempt to throw the fastest pitch. All participants will receive tickets for themselves and a guest to see an advance screening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” at an AMC Theatres location later that evening.
Nine finalists chosen during these qualifying events will have a chance to compete for the $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm.” The top three eligible pitchers with the fastest pitches from each qualifying round location will be flown with his or her guest to the final contest, which will take place at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, Calif., on May 6. Each of these finalists will throw three pitches on Hollywood Boulevard. Any eligible finalist who throws one 100 mph strike (out of three pitches) will become a potential winner of the $1 million grand prize.
The nine finalists and their guests will be VIPs at the film’s premiere along with stars, filmmakers, major league players, coaches, scouts and celebrities.
For more information, go to http://disney.com/PitchingContest.