There is another “McFarland, USA” story growing in Calwa, with the birth of a winning soccer team. The team has already placed in the top 10 in California.
Recently, I heard a parent supporter soliciting funds to support the team and qualify them for a berth in the state finals.
This positive avenue in the lives of young people is the best way to go for our communities. In the “McFarland” film, many of those in the original 1987 team have gone on to college (with two Fresno State alumni) and gone on to teaching, counseling and police positions.
We need to support the “Calwa, USA” soccer team for a Valley repeat. What an inspiration for us all.
Raymond F. Ensher