Hercules himself (that is, Dwayne Johnson) came to Paramount Studios in Hollywood to surprise children from the Boys and Girls Club (Santa Monica & Burbank), Big Brothers Big Sisters LA, and Inspire Us. Roughly 375 kids enjoyed an exciting day on the lot complete with a rock climbing wall and fun Hercules-themed toy swords and shields.
Street teamers dressed as Hercules led a pretend sword fighting demonstration, ensuring the kids were extremely pumped up for the special screening later that day. Dwayne thanked everyone for supporting #TeamHercules, but also reminded them that education is very important. He commended the children for being part of youth groups and after school programs. After spending some time, Dwayne invited all the kids to the Paramount Theatre for the screening. Inside the theater, the reaction to the film was very positive. There were a lot of great moments during the screening. In particular, when Hercules yells “I am Hercules!” the entire theater erupted in cheers. Dwayne definitely made a lot of kids very happy! Our next #TeamHercules event will take place tomorrow, July 22, in NYC.