WWE star Titus O'Neill helping low-income children see 'Black Panther'

By Dave Jordan, Reporter
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 06, 2018, 6:41 PM EST

WWE Wrestler and Tampa Bay resident Titus O'Neil is taking part in a national online effort to send low-income children and their families to see a free screening of the upcoming Marvel superhero film "Black Panther."

  • O'Neill partnered with local organizer to promote event
  • "Black Panther" opens nationwide Feb. 16
  • To find out more, visit blackpanthertampa.com

The idea known as the "Black Panther Challenge" started on Twitter in January. The "challenge" involved donating funds to a crowd funding website for the purpose of buying out a theater for screenings of the film.

O'Neil partnered with a local organizer to promote the event, and even paid for two theaters out of his own pocket.

"I think it's important for me to give these kids an opportunity to not only see superheroes on the screen, but also view themselves as superheroes," said O'Neil.

Children between the ages of 13-18 are eligible for the free screenings. More than 1,000 children and families have already signed up to see the film.

If you and a child would like to attend a free screening, go to www.blackpanthertampa.com.

"Black Panther" opens in theaters nationwide on Feb. 16.