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Friday, August 22, 2014

Endorsements for the movie WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL


“WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL is a wonderful film to watch together as a family. It is a story of hope, and triumph based on a winning strategy that is inseparable from solid values and character formation. There is a lesson for all of us in the deep insights of this film into the importance of keeping successes and setbacks in the proper perspective—and growing from both.” 
Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus 

"It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a movie so much. WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL has a message far deeper than winning and losing football games. This true story reveals what it really means to succeed beyond a win/loss record. As a mother of ten children who have all been involved in sports, I found this movie to be both gripping and uplifting." 
Patti Maguire Armstrong, Catholic author

"WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL is an inspiring movie with the ironic message that the most important lesson to be learned from 151 straight victories is that there is so much more than winning at all costs! The marvelous story of Coach Bob Ladouceur and the De La Salle High School football team is a must-see for players and coaches of all sports."
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Diocese of Springfield, Illinois
Author of Holy Goals for Body and Soul: Eight Steps to Connect Sports with God and Faith; Chairman, Episcopal Advisory Board, Catholic Athletes for Christ

"WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL does a wonderful job of showing how sports teaches us not just how to be a better athlete, but even more importantly how to be a better person. Whether you are an athlete, coach, or fan, it will remind you that sports is not just about games and accomplishments, coaching is as much about building character as it is honing athletic skill, and how we play on the field reflects who we are off the field. I highly recommend this film." 
Fr. J.D. Jaffe, Priest Advisor for Catholic Athletes for Christ

"WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL is impactful, convincing, and deeply moving. Through cinematic recreation, football collides with real life and as a result the human spirit is challenged to reach greater heights. This film reveals that success is not measured just by wins and loses but also values gained and lessons learned. Coach Bob Ladouceur and his juggernaut football program at De La Salle High will bring you to an authentic understanding of what it takes to be a winner on and off the field."
Ron Meyer, Creator and host of Blessed 2 Play, EWTN Radio

"WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL offers something for everyone. Like Hoosiers and Remember The Titans, this is a great sports movie and much more. In life's great moments, and even in the midst of some of its most challenging, we see how a group of committed people, with a great goal, can work together to become more than they could have ever dreamed. This is true in sports and it is true in life. Go see this film, and bring your friends and your family."
Curtis Martin, CEO & Founder of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)

"Inspiring! You'll laugh, you'll cry, and your heart will soar—guaranteed! WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL is a must-see movie!" Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle EWTN TV host, speaker, and author

"WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL is far more than a football movie—it's a playbook for life. Inspirational, gripping and vastly entertaining, this film will leave you motivated to give your best for all the right reasons. See it with your entire family and leave ready to make our world a better place."
Lisa Hendey, Founder of and author of The Grace of Yes

"As someone who works with athletes across the country, I was thrilled to see this story told in such a dynamic way. I look forward to using it to help remind athletes the value in competing, and that the value is tremendous if we get the vision right." Thomas Wurtz, Director of Varsity Catholic

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL fleshes out themes of loyalty, selflessness, friendship, and grief that will resonate with audiences." Lori Hadacek Chaplin, Catholic Digest Writer