I am Second Hosts Live Event to Share the Movement’s


Community Impact

I am Second Live to feature Eric Metaxas, Danny Gokey, and local personalities, raise funds for Community One and Evansville YMCA

EVANSVILLE– Local organizers of I am Second, a movement centered on storytelling through powerful short films with a significant message, will host I am Second Live on Thursday, February 26 at 7:00pm at the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville to showcase the impact of the I am Second movement in Evansville and around the world and raise funds for local non-profits.

Hosted by New York Times No. 1 bestselling author Eric Metaxas, the event will feature American Idol alum Danny Gokey, who will perform and speak about his personal experience with city transformation in Nashville through his non-profit, Sophia’s Heart, as it relates to the impact I am Second is having on Evansville; local musicians Gina Moore and After Hours; and individuals who have shared their personal stories through films on iamsecond.com, including television personality Randy Moore and hip-hop artist Sean Little.

Additionally, Lindsay Schroer, wife of Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer who lost a nine-year battle with leukemia in November 2013 shortly after filming his story with I am Second, will also attend.

“The I am Second message is counterculture in our society where most seek to be first,” said Marie Harris, I am Second’s local coordinator in Evansville. “Through I am Second Evansville, we seek to bring powerful

messages of hope to our hurting neighbors. I am Second Live is an opportunity to share the tremendous community impact this movement has made over the last four years.”

A recent survey of men and women across 19 counties in the Tri-State completed by KES Research Group validates the positive impact of I am Second on the community: 72 percent said they had a positive life change including improved life management abilities, relationships, work/school efforts and health choices because of I am Second while 73 percent have experienced spiritual life changes.

I am Second was created in 2008 and first launched in Dallas, Texas. After an overwhelming response, I am Second expanded its grassroots efforts to additional markets. Evansville became the third official launch city in January 2011 with the release of the iamsecond.com short film featuring Moore. Since this time, I am Second Evansville has continued to grow in influence and size, releasing additional films highlighting local individuals.

“We are very encouraged by the results of this survey, which prove that I am Second is making a difference in Evansville,” Harris said. “I am Second Live offers an opportunity to celebrate what we have accomplished as well as what is to come.”

I am Second Live will be held Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the historic Victory Theatre. Organizers will donate the first $20,000 raised during the event to Community One and the Evansville YMCA. Additional proceeds from the event will benefit future I am Second Evansville films and activities. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.victorytheatre.com/events/view/1328 or at the Ford Center Ticket Office by calling (812) 422- 1515.

I am Second, a non-profit launched in 2008, features more than 100 films of athletes, actors, models, musicians, politicians and everyday people who have stepped in front of the camera and declared, “I am Second.” Previously released films have featured “The Bachelor” Sean Lowe, four generations of the Duck Dynasty family, Korn band member Brian “Head” Welch and surfer Bethany Hamilton. The website iamsecond.com and its Spanish counterpart yosoysegundo.com feature stories of hope and transformation.

Tickets to see I am Second Live at Victory Theatre on Thursday, February 26 at 7:00pm are available now at Ford Center Ticket Office, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.


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