The Queen of Katwe Story

From living in the streets in the slums of Katwe to learning chess in a Sports Outreach Institute missionary program to becoming one of her nation’s top chess players competing in international competitions, Phiona Mutesi has come a long way from the 9-year old girl who came for a cup of porridge. The subject of dozens of media stories and a book, “The Queen of Katwe,” which has now been made into a Disney movie. Phiona is an inspiration to millions, and especially to girls in a nation where girls are particularly marginalized.

Despite all of Phiona’s recognition and “success” as many call it, she has always kept her focus on God, family, and friends. Phiona has said many times, she recognizes how blessed her life has become because of chess and how she wants to open the doors of opportunity for other girls and women.

It is amazing to see how Phiona has so quickly progressed from student to teacher and child to mentor; she is a true example of hope in Uganda.


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Tips for Hosting the Best Queen of Katwe Movie Night!
Pre-Production Checklist

1. Get the movie.  We want to provide the movie for you! Raise $20 and we’ll send it to you!

2. Select your venue.  License fee required for a public venue, contact us for more details!

2. Select your VIP guests.  Know your audience.

3. Send out the invitations.  Your theme starts here!

4. Create a memorable concessions stand.  Get your popcorn and snacks together for your guests!


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Lights! Camera! Action!
Give your movie night a specific theme!

Theme ideas:

Chess.  Checkmate! Have a few chess boards out to bring the game to life!

Movie Premiere Night.  Bring out the red carpet and cameras!

Sports Theme.  Highlight your favorite sport or wear jerseys!

Pajama Party.  Curl up with your favorite blanket in your PJ’s!

Disney.  Queen of Katwe is a Disney movie-include classic Disney decor.

Family fun night.  Enjoy an evening with your loved ones as you all enjoy the heart-warming family-friendly film.

Resource Guide

Send your guests a sneak peek of the movie.

Let your inner creativity take the spotlight! Download the Pinterest app and search some of the fun DIY projects for hosting movie nights.

Never underestimate the power of a Google search! Look up a way that others have made their movie night a blockbuster!

When in doubt, contact us at Sports Outreach! We’d love to offer any help to make your event a success!

Step on the field with Sports Outreach


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