Screening of Award-Winning Documentary
Running for Jim
Running for Jim is a film about grit, determination, and the powerful will to “finish”.
Presented by the ALS Association Golden West Chapter
Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:15pm
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
Menlo-Atherton High School
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027
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The film chronicles the story of Jim Tracy, the deeply dedicated, brutally honest and tough-love coach of the San Francisco University High School cross-country team. Under Jim’s leadership, University High School girls’ cross-country holds a record 10 state championships, making Jim the most decorated high school cross-country coach in California history. In 2010 Tracy was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a terminal illness commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Running for Jim explores how Tracy, once a competitive runner, now faces the greatest challenge of his life and how he continues to inspire his athletes despite his grim diagnosis and deteriorating health. For more information about the film, visit the Running for Jim website.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter to support ALS research and families in the Bay Area who are affected by ALS. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Jim Tracy Special Needs Trust.
Tickets: $8 Students, $12 General Admission
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Tickets will also be available at the door (cash only).
View the Trailer