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The Resource Northern lights : one woman, two teams, and the football field that changed their lives, Cathy Parker with David Thomas

Northern lights : one woman, two teams, and the football field that changed their lives, Cathy Parker with David Thomas

Label
Northern lights : one woman, two teams, and the football field that changed their lives
Title
Northern lights
Title remainder
one woman, two teams, and the football field that changed their lives
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Parker with David Thomas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Cathy
Dewey number
796.332/62
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV958.B36
LC item number
P37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968 June 21-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thomas, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parker, Cathy
  • Barrow High School (Barrow, Alaska)
  • Barrow Whalers (Football team)
  • Football
  • Football
  • School sports
  • School sports
  • Athletic fields
  • Coaches' spouses
Label
Northern lights : one woman, two teams, and the football field that changed their lives, Cathy Parker with David Thomas
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A higher calling -- "It's you" -- Resenting football -- Season of change -- Men built for others -- Introduction to Barrow -- Obedience plus inspiration -- It's official : Project Alaska -- "He'll prepare their hearts" -- A family in the media -- Unexpected help -- A $40,000 miracle -- Welcome to Jacksonville -- Fun in the sun -- A life-changing week -- Critical state -- Black Monday -- Warm reception -- Friday night sunlight -- One more miracle? -- Closing the books -- No desire for normal -- A new burrow
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780785223801
Lccn
2019901087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1080998140
  • (OCoLC)1080998140
  • 1003943
Label
Northern lights : one woman, two teams, and the football field that changed their lives, Cathy Parker with David Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A higher calling -- "It's you" -- Resenting football -- Season of change -- Men built for others -- Introduction to Barrow -- Obedience plus inspiration -- It's official : Project Alaska -- "He'll prepare their hearts" -- A family in the media -- Unexpected help -- A $40,000 miracle -- Welcome to Jacksonville -- Fun in the sun -- A life-changing week -- Critical state -- Black Monday -- Warm reception -- Friday night sunlight -- One more miracle? -- Closing the books -- No desire for normal -- A new burrow
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780785223801
Lccn
2019901087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1080998140
  • (OCoLC)1080998140
  • 1003943

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