Many potential contenders turned out for the first qualifying round of Disney’s Milion Dollar Arm pitching contest Friday, April 25 at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida and Disneyland® Resort in California. There is still time for hopefuls to participate as the qualifying rounds continue April 26 at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Disneyland® Resort in California as well as in Tribeca at the ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. All participants received tickets for themselves and a guest to see an advanced screening of the film.
Three-time MLB All Star and World Series Champion Tom “Flash” Gordon attended the contest in Orlando and 7-foot center for the Orlando Magic, Nikola Vucevic, who was a first round draft pick out of USC actually participated in the contest.
The top three eligible pitchers from each qualifying round will be flown with a guest to compete for the $1 million in the final contest, which will take place at the world premiere of Million Dollar Arm on May 6 in Hollywood.
Million Dollar Arm opens on May 16, 2014.