The highly-anticipated Moneyball premiere hit Oakland on Monday night as Hollywood stars and Oakland A's players alike filtered into the Parmount Theater downtown. More good has come from the event than just a flashy premiere, though. According to Joe Stiglich of the Bay Area News Group, Moneyball made over $370,000 for charity.
The money will go to the Children's Hospital in Oakland and to Stand Up To Cancer. The Children's Hospital is an established child treatment facility that has provided treatment to kids for over 95 years. In addition, the hospital is also heavily involved in pediatric research.
Stand Up To Cancer is a charity program established by media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders who have been touched by cancer. The program strives to make people realize that everyone is influenced by cancer and to take active steps towards finding better treatment via research.
Both establishments will receive generous funds from the Moneyball premiere, which is great news for everyone involved. This is just the beginning for Moneyball: both Hollywood and the sports world will be anxious to find out how well the film is received in theaters when it premieres this weekend.