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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Giveaway - Disney's Queen of Katwe Opens In Theaters Nationwide on September 30, 2016

Inspirational stories unquestionably sing to me, and this new movie from Disney, Queen of Katwe, is full of everything I hope for in a movie.

Here is the story of a girl whose life rapidly changes after being introduced to a game of exceeding strategy, the game of chess.

Disney’s Queen of Katwe is based on the inspiring true story of Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi.  Phiona was a young girl 10 year old girl living in the slums of Katwe, Uganda.  One day she stumbles upon Katende and a group of children playing chess in a makeshift church.

Through the guidance of Katende and the game of chess, Phiona is encouraged to believe in herself.  Eventually, she finds herself not only competing in local chess matches, but winning in international competitions.  Robert and Phiona’s story celebrates the notion that champions can come from the most unlikely places.

After seeing the rave reviews for this movie, it sounds like a winner.  All of the reviews that I read all say that the actors deliver brilliant performances.  Older children and adults are going to love this heartwarming movie of how one girl rose up to achieve a great dream.  Even though it has only a PG rating (for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material), it might not keep the interest of little children.  

This inspiring movie opens nationwide on Friday, September 30, 2016. Be sure to check your local theater for showtimes. 

See the trailer and more featurettes at the Queen of Katwe website where you will also find links to purchase tickets.

To celebrate the opening of Queen of Katwe, Royalegacy Reviews and More has a $25 Target Gift Card to giveaway to one lucky winner that will be selected at random. I will personally mail the gift card to the winner via USPS with tracking.  This giveaway will end on October 12, 2016 and is open to US residents. To enter, just complete the entries below. Good luck!

Disclosure: The above information was provided to me to share with you, and will be compensated with a gift card for posting this information.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Win $5000 Worth Of School Supplies to Donate to the School of Your Choice from

The following information was given to me to share with you from  I will be compensated with a thank you bundle from Shoplet for sharing this with you.

Shoplet is having a massive giveaway that is designed to help both teachers and students.  From now until October 3, 2016, you can enter to win $5000 worth of school supplies for the school of your choice!

"Shoplet works with school purchasers as well as parents, but we are seeing so many teachers paying out of pocket for supplies for their classrooms," says Tony Ellison, the CEO and Founder of Shoplet. "We wanted to show our support as well. Education is about expanding opportunities, and that's why we are opening this drawing up to give everyone the opportunity to help."

Here's what is up for grabs for the school of your choice: over 1000 Pilot and Schneider pens, 2 huge cases of Neenah and Georgia Pacific paper, over 100 boxes of Ticonderoga pencils and assorted Lysol cleaning products. We also have 3 large cases of Lion, C-Line And Roaring Springs folders, 30 packs of various Avery products, 1 case of teacher planners and 24 world maps from House of Doolittle. One classroom will also receive 1 massive whiteboard from Iceberg. That’s enough to make lots of teachers and students very happy!  All of the products above were graciously donated to the cause by Shoplet's various network of partners and vendors.

Win Tons of School Supplies to Donate to the School of Your Choice!

Enter to win at the Shoplet Blog.  

The drawing will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016, and they will update the blog post with the winner and the winning school then.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

#NeverForget - We Will Always Remember

Remembering our fallen on 9/11

We must never forget!


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