Northern lights : one woman, two teams, and the football field that changed their lives
"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 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 ... 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"-- Publisher's description.
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- Athletic fields -- Alaska -- Utqiaġvik.
- Football -- Alaska -- Utqiaġvik.
- Football -- Florida -- Saint Johns County.
- Parker, Cathy.
- School sports -- Alaska -- Utqiaġvik.
- School sports -- Florida -- Saint Johns County.
Other Authors: Thomas, David, 1970- author.
Description: x, 213 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 22 cmLink to PAC