A Union-Endicott High School social studies teacher's effort to seek community support so dozens of students would be able to view the new "Black Panther" movie has paid off.

Union-Endicott teacher Kyle Wolf at the "Binghamton Now" studio. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Kyle Wolf was inspired when he learned about the Black Panther Challenge when the idea was featured on a television program last month.

The Marvel movie features a black superhero. The production has generated plenty of excitement in recent months in anticipation of this weekend's opening of the film.

Wolf, who works with a student group known as The Squad, set a goal of $1,500 for the local challenge when he launched the online fundraising campaign. He described the support for the effort as "awesome."

Wolf said plans call for the Union-Endicott middle and high school students to attend a Wednesday morning screening of the movie at the AMC theaters in Vestal.

LISTEN to Kyle Wolf discuss The Squad and the Black Panther Challenge on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

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