will host 2500 athletes at the Cross Country Coaches National
Youth Championships at Blue River Memorial Park Cross Country
Course. The Strand Theatre will show McFARLAND, USA at a 10:30 am
and 2 pm.
McFARLAND, USA is appropriate for the
weekend. Based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team
from a mainly Latino high school in McFarland, California, the film
stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, the school's McFarland Trailer
coach, who leads the team to win a state championship.
Valles was a member of the California 1987 State Championship. His
story is portrayed in the Disney movie McFarland USA we will be seeing.
After graduating high school he attended College of the Sequoias in
Visalia and also attended California State University Bakersfield where
he majored in criminal justice . Thomas spent 4 years in the United
States Coast guard. He is married to Martha and has three beautiful
children. Thomas has been retired from The California department of
corrections and rehabilitation after a 22 year career as a
Correctional officer. Thomas has always been a part of the Running
community in McFarland. He is currently the girls cross country
coach at McFarland High school. We are pleased that Mr. Valles
will be joining us.Presented by Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun
are $5.00. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the
following link. (There is a processing fee for the online
purchase. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.