CLEVELAND — The festivities focusing on the 2021 NFL Draft in downtown Cleveland later this month will extend to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, which will host the premiere of a new documentary "100 Yards of Hope" on Tuesday, April 27.
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The film, which is a part of the NFL Green initiative, focuses on "the unique Super Bowl restoration of a football field-sized coral reef" that occurred in Miami, Florida, during the lead-up to Super Bowl LIV last year. It also features the work of FORCE BLUE, a team of retired Special Operations military divers dedicated to saving America’s only barrier coral reef, who teamed up with NFL Green, scientists, natural resource managers and NFL partners to "save a portion of the reef off the coast of Miami and lay the groundwork for future coral restoration worldwide."
“We are so honored to work with FORCE BLUE and NFL Green on 100 Yards of Hope. Innovative partnerships among scientists, military veteran divers, government and philanthropic groups help our coral reefs and teach us an important lesson about restoration, recovery and resilience,” said Jennifer Koss, NOAA CRCP Director.
Following the premiere, students from the Cleveland area will direct questions to marine scientist Dalton Hesley and former Navy SEAL Steve “Gonzo” Gonzalez. Schools who register for the premiere will also receive coral education learning links and the chance to win a Greater Cleveland Aquarium virtual field trip for a future date. Those interested in watching the premiere for free can register to receive the link on the Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s website at greaterclevelandaquarium.com/100-yards-of-hope. Schools who register for the premiere will also receive links for coral education learning, as well as the chance to win a Greater Cleveland Aquarium virtual field trip for a future date.
You can watch a trailer for "100 Yards of Hope" in the video player below.