Screenplay depicting the legacy of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente in the works
Roberto Clemente was the first Latino inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame and now his legacy and charity work will be the highlight of a new screenplay.
Members of Project Club Clemente honored the Hall of Famer with a toast Thursday on the anniversary of his death. Clemente died December 31, 1972 during a humanitarian trip to deliver food supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Through the Flight the Humanity Project, members of Project Club Clemente were able to complete his final mission to Nicaragua 33 years after his death.
“Today his promise continues,” says Eliezer Rodriguez, of Project Club Clemente. “We must continue to love our neighbor and do what we can to help each other. Otherwise like he said ‘life is not worth living if you can’t help others.’”
There’s now a screenplay in the works to honor Clemente’s memory. Organizers hope it will one day be turned into a movie.