So much of life is focused on achieving specific goals. But, the real prize lies within the JOURNEY to reach those goals. The life of Marc Megna exemplifies this. He embraced this process from his childhood in Fall River, MA, all the way to this very day . . . and continues to each and every day. We must realize that we all start out as just a kid from somewhere. Where we end up is on us. And more importantly, how we get there is the true reward.
Although there is a great deal of football involved in this film, football is only a mechanism in which Marc used to overcome the obstacles our youth face every day: bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem, weight-issues, body image, confidence, healthy/clean living, focus, goal-setting, self-discipline and much more. It wasn’t the wins and losses, it was being a part of a team, something bigger than self. It wasn’t the game, it was the preparation. And it wasn’t the awards and accolades, it was the process! In the film, Coach Jim Reid, a prominent and well-respected college football coach of 40+ years states, “..this film should be shown in every middle and high school . . . and not only once, but multiple times. Every obstacle or excuse that kids have today, Marc didn’t buy into that. He stayed focused and never fell off the path.” Another interviewee in the film, Matt Davis, a college teammate of Marc’s said, “It’s hard for a kid to just put their head and go to work and believe that they can achieve. They have to see it. Marc’s life is a blueprint for what it takes to achieve your dreams and goals. And for kids to see that, to see what he faced and how he overcame those things to achieve success, that’s what will motivate kids to put in the work to reach their goals.”