Northern Lights

One Woman, Two Teams, and the Football Field That Changed Their Lives
Product Number: EB00743885
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780785223818
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Description

Life is hard in Barrow, Alaska. Football mom Cathy Parker first caught a glimpse of this far-away reality from the comfort of her Jacksonville, Florida, living room while watching a 2006 ESPN report on the Barrow Whalers, a high school football team consisting mostly of Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo natives playing in the most difficult of conditions and trying to overcome the most unlikely of odds. These players-raised in the northernmost town in the United States, where drug abuse is rampant and the high school dropout rate is high-found themselves playing on a gravel field, using flour to draw the lines. And while the community of Barrow felt a strong pride for their boys, many felt football was not worth the investment. That is, until Cathy Parker became involved. Overcome by a surprising stirring in her soul to reach out and help, Cathy was determined to build a suitable field for the Barrow Whalers. Not fully understanding the many obstacles, both financially and logistically, that would line the path ahead, Cathy charged forward with a determined spirit and a heart for both the football team and the greater community of Barrow. She spearheaded a campaign that raised more than half-a-million dollars through people all around the country rallying around one common goal: changing the lives of young men through football. This is not just the story of how the Barrow Whalers became the first high school above the Arctic Circle to have a football program. This is the story of how we are sometimes called to the most unlikely of causes and to believe in something a little bit bigger, changing our own lives and the lives of others for the better in the most unexpected of ways.

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Original Publish Date: Jun 25, 2019

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CD
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Narrator(s): Nan Gurley
Product Number BN14956
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781978677326
eAudio
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Narrator(s): Nan Gurley
Product Number Z100145605
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9780785223825

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