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3 Memphis girls are headed for the big screen, thanks to donation

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Three Memphis girls are packing their bags and heading for the big screen.

Shacorey Bell, Ashley Weaver and Hope Dennis will appear in a major studio film based on the life of a Memphis athlete.

All three girls attend the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis. A local family bid on three extra roles in an auction and donated the parts to kids at the club.

Kendra Moore of the Boys and Girls Club says the girls are very deserving of the opportunity.

"These are three very well rounded ladies. They do everything that they need to do here at the Boys and Girls Club, and they also excel in academics," she said. "So, they are very well rounded, and we are very proud of them."

The girls will play extras in "The Blind Side", which stars big names Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Memphian Kathy Bates.

The film tells the true story of Memphian Michael Oher, who rose from poverty to become a first-round NFL draft pick.

Shacorey, Ashley and Hope say they're brimming with excitement, and they're very grateful to the donors whose gift afforded them such an incredible opportunity.

The girls will shoot their scenes in Atlanta, Georgia.

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