“Creed” and Big Brothers Big Sisters Encourage Adults to Define Their Legacy
A new chapter in the iconic Rocky story, Creed, opens in theaters on November 25 and will champion a national call for mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Highlighting the film’s focus on mentorship and legacy, the partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment will launch with a call for adults to become mentors through a “Define your legacy” campaign.
In Creed, Rocky’s role takes place outside the ring as he trains and mentors the son of a former opponent, Apollo Creed. This partnership draws several parallels to the concept of legacy as seen through the legacy of Rocky, the legacy that Adonis creates for himself and most importantly, the legacy audiences can create by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister.
“Everyone has the power to define their own legacy and helping a child in need is a big first step,” said Lise Day, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Every child deserves a mentor that will champion their confidence and future.”
During the film, Creed showcases Apollo Creed’s son Adonis Johnson, played by Michael B. Jordan, who seeks out Rocky to help him carve out a name for himself. Together Rocky and Adonis overcome their own struggles and help each other fight against the odds, each defining, or redefining, his own legacy.
Built to encourage more mentorship across the country, this partnership was developed by LINK Entertainment Marketing, the leader in connecting brands with the emotional engagement delivered through the power and storytelling of entertainment. Currently, there are more than 80 children across the United States ready to be matched with a caring adult role model. Children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program are more confident, get along better with families and are less likely to use drugs and skip school. Audiences can start their legacy by visiting www.BigLorainCounty.org and signing up to become a Big Brother or Big Sister.