McFarland USA, Kevin Costner, Disney & Sunrider!:
Success story for a Teen age High School Cross- Country team and for Sunrider!!!!
Here is a AWESOME MOVIE for the whole family to enjoy, while you are home 🙂
If you haven’t already heard of the new movie, McFarland USA, you will! It is destined to be one of the best sports dramas! The Disney film is based on the true story of a group of determined youth in 1987 who give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner).
With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcame the odds to forge a championship team and an enduring legacy. The McFarland cross-country team, under White’s leadership won:
· 9 of 15 California State Championships
· 22 of 24 League Titles
· 15 Sectional Championships
But here’s the fun part. Not only was Jim an award-winning coach, he was also a Sunrider distributor who used the Sunrider products to give his runners every edge! I first met Jim at a Sunrider International Grand Convention back in 2005. We were sitting at one of the amazing delicious healthy meals at the convention and someone introduced us. I was so excited to hear his amazing story. His family are truly too wonderful. After hearing the success of the team and the love and affection his family had with the boys, I said to him : you should make a movie out of this. He said that they were already working on it!!!!!
To wonderful when great inspiring stories get told like this! I just love it!
In a Los Angeles Times newspaper article in 1997, the writer hints at the use of
They stretched their calves and hamstrings under a big hay barn at the edge of town. Their tall, blue-eyed coach, Jim White, was spooning out drops of an herbal “voodoo juice” to rub away the aches. One boy walked over to White and motioned to the coach’s pocket. He took out a bottle of aromatic oils. It passed from hand to hand, drops dabbed on calves, backs, in mouths and up noses. “It’s voodoo juice.” one boy said. “Keeps you from sucking wind.
In another article featured later in Sports Illustrated magazine, we read.
No one can figure it out, how the runners with the shortest legs and the grimmest lives began winning everything once Blanco [Jim White] took over the program.
According to the Sports Illustrated article, the boys drank cleansing teas [Calli and Fortune Delight], shakes full of complex carbohydrates [NuPlus], and took gel capsules full of vitamin E and bee pollen [Energy Plus]. The new movie is as much a success story for Sunrider as it is for McFarland High School.
A dedicated coach and his wife gave time and Love
Besides Sunrider, the other large factor that played a key role in the athlete’s performance was the time and love that Jim and his wife Cheryl invested in the youth. They did much more than was required of them so the boys could receive what they otherwise would not. They were always there for them, pushing them on and always taking them on trips, to movies in a town with a theater, and on fishing trips.
McFarland USA opened in theaters on Feb 20th 2015. I highly recommend it.
You can now watch the movie from the comfort of your own home!
You will laugh and cry at this enduring story of commitment, dedication and love. I love knowing that behind the scenes are all the Sunrider products as supporting actors and actresses.
Let’s take a look at the products the McFarland championship team used on a regular basis.
is Sunrider’s essential oil blend with a wide variety of uses. Jim had the boys rub their calves with it before and after every race. But they also used it for sinus and respiratory congestion, for sore throat, sprains and as a general muscle rub. It is one of those products that can be used for almost anything—including insect bites and headaches. No wonder the boys called it voodoo juice.
Calli and Fortune Delight
During the years of Jim White’s legacy, the small community of McFarland, CA was known for its unusually high rate of childhood cancer. Jim understood the toll toxins and poor nutrition could take on his athletes and while he could not interfere with their daily lives, he knew the power of the Sunrider philosophy: Nourish Balance and Cleanse. Whenever possible he supplemented their diet with Cali and Fortune Delight to help cleanse their systems.
Jim also provided what the Sports Illustrated article referred to as “shakes full of complex carbohydrates.” NuPlus is a powerful rebuilding formula with a regenerating effect on all the organs and systems of the body—perfect for an athlete in training. Many athletes use NuPlus to improve performance.
It builds lean muscle and it increases stamina and energy.
Often overlooked, Energy Plus (Synergy Plus in Canada) is a powerful herbal based vitamin E supplement—wisely chosen to increase the energy and strength of his athletes. Vitamin E is known to enhance the flow of blood to the heart. Energy Plus also includes Korean ginseng, bee pollen and wheat germ oil for a well-rounded formula to improve endurance and stamina.
One way or another Jim White, Sunrider and the determination of the boys at McFarland, were a winning formula. Don’t miss the movie and don’t let another day go by without giving yourself the same winning edge. . . Sunrider!
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