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Jacob's Turn
Jacob's Turn to Bat!
Jacob's Turn to Bat!
Jacob's Turn

Chance Meeting in Airport Terminal Gives Rise to Inspiring Documentary Short to Raise Awareness and Money for Down Syndrome: In the summer of 2009, veteran Orlando based entertainment attorney Nick Nanton, co-author of the bestselling book Celebrity Branding You, was jetting around the country, conducting seminars and immersed in his business of developing the celebrity branding potential of high caliber business people. Meanwhile, Jacob Titus, a four year old boy from the small rural community of Floyds Knobs, Indiana just outside of Louisville was playing T-ball in a place where, as his mother Patricia says, "life lessons are learned at church, home and on the baseball field." Jacob's "turn" at bat and on the field was a thrill for him, but more importantly, an event that transformed the hearts of everyone in his town. Considering that hundreds of thousands of kids across the country join T-ball teams every year, this could almost be a simple and unremarkable story. Except for one thing as Patricia later wrote: "My youngest son loves to bat, loves to run, loves to play catcher. Jacob also happens to have Down syndrome." Her article about Jacob's experience and the way the town came to embrace his triumph would soon stop the busy, constantly on-the-go Nanton in his tracks, touch his heart and those of numerous high profile business people, and inspire him to executive produce the extraordinary documentary short film based on Patricia's story, "Jacob's Turn." Nanton is currently working with his extended network of marketing experts to create awareness of "Jacob's Turn," through a method of marketing that is usually applied to commercial ventures, but for the first time will be used to launch a charitable campaign one which he will help benefit children not only with Down syndrome but a wide variety of special needs. The goal is to raise people's awareness and generate charitable donations that will help these kids receive the assistance they need to lead the best lives they can. At its heart, however, "Jacob's Turn" is designed to inspire to let children with special needs and their parents know that the unique challenges they face need not limit the potential to achieve dreams, even small ones that start out on a baseball field in a place like Floyds Knobs. See the 7 minute short film and learn more at https://marketersforgood.infusionsoft.com/go/home/NDSS/.




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