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October 11, 2012

Documentary to tell the story of Harry Agganis

"Agganis: The Golden Greek, Excellent to the End" to premiere in Boston Nov. 13

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“We’re thrilled to be associated with the Harry Agganis movie premiere,” said Rusty Sullivan, who grew up in Topsfield and is the executive director of the Sports Museum. “Our programs teach the value of determination, courage, and all the other hallmarks of character that he represented. We use as a platform all that is good in sports, and there is a lot of good. Agganis embodied all those qualities. These are things that lead to success not just on the field but in life as well.”

“It’s a proud night for the Agganis family. There have been a lot of great high school athletes in the history of Massachusetts over the last 50 or more years, but never any greater than Harry Agganis. He died so young and tragically there is a bitter taste of what might have been if he had lived. But there is also a lot to celebrate in his life even though it was cut short.”

Greg Agganis said the response has been wonderful, and he would love to see the theater sold out. He said the next step is getting the documentary televised, possibly on a cable network. He has been talking to people about it.

“The goal is to get national recognition for Harry,” he said. “ It’s really a wonderful story that is just as timely today as it was right after he died.”

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