Victors of Character: A Story of Loyalty, Integrity, and the Courage to Make a Difference

You and your students are invited to a live theater event based on the true story!
(download Event PDF)

Two University of Michigan football stars…two best friends…one black, one white… and one unforgettable football game that changed their lives forever.

Bring your students to experience the theater production that brings to life the story of President Gerald R. Ford and Willis Ward and how they turned a moment of challenge into a lifetime pursuit to make our world a better place.


  • Students in grades 4 through 12 and their teachers (space is limited)

When: Choose from four options for this one-hour performance (register by February 1st)


  • The Auditorium of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
  • 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Registration: To register your class for this free performance

  • Click on the e-RSVP links above next to the performances
  • Contact Clare Shubert at or 616-254-0409

Premier Performance Sponsors

  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
  • Mercantile Bank of Michigan