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Oilmen Launch Marketing Campaign During “42” Movie Debut

04/11/2013 12:56 PM -

WHITING, IN (April 10, 2013) - The Northwest Indiana Oilmen are pleased to announce that they will kick off their 2013 marketing efforts with a new commercial that will air in conjunction with the release of the movie “42” on Friday, April 12th. The film, produced by Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures, depicts the life story of Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman) and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford).

The Oilmen commercial will run prior to all movies shown at the Schererville Indiana AMC theaters during the months of April and May, and can be viewed at The “movie trailer” spot was created by Wheelhouse Sports Marketing, a creative firm based out ofCalifornia that delivers turnkey marketing solutions to baseball teams across the country.  “Wheelhouse Sports Marketing did exceptional work for us during our inaugural season and really understands, anticipates our needs and delivers outstanding creative results,” said Oilmen President Don Popravak.

The Northwest Indiana Oilmen, 2012 Midwest Collegiate League Champions, return to action at Oil City Stadium on May 30th. For questions about the team, please contact Jim Taipalus at 219.659.1000 or visit