For one of the amazing stories that presented a miracle ending of joy will receive it's true recognition for millions to observe at Hammons Stadium this Tuesday evening.
For one of the amazing stories that presented a miracle ending of joy will receive it's true recognition for millions to observe at Hammons Stadium this Tuesday evening. Representatives of the National Football League NFL Films production will make their visit to Hope to profile hometown standout Bobkitten Nate Carter for a documentary of his battle to overcome a serious illness last year. Nate known as “Nate Dawg” is and considered a true blessing that God has brought this unique child out of a sick bed to being healthy and able to excel on his own. Now able to play sports, Nate's story has touch so many lives around this community, state and the producers of NFL Films when heard about the journey he and his family had to endure. A national contest presented by the NFL called “Together We Make Football” contest will grant a lifetime trip to five individuals with family to enjoy a five-day VIP experience to Super Bowl XLVII. This is a essay or story base contest in which the NFL wants individuals to submit their football story telling why the game means so much to them, using either a video or with photos and their words. Ten of the stories will be selected to become short films produced by NFL Films. Five of those stories will win a trip to Super Bowl XLVII, with the storytellers becoming part of festivities. Thus far, Nate's story has been chosen as one of the feature's to be profiled among 5,000 and coming close as a finalist. The production committee will narrow it down to the top 50, then to 10 as the NFL season continues through the postseason. Since Nate's recovery stage, he's been able to enjoy life and participate in activities he loves the most, which some is sports. Thus far, Nate has taken the leadership role of commanding the Hope eighth grade Bobkittens football team as quarterback. He's helped the Bobkittens to a great season of plus .500 for a 5-4 overall record. The Bobkittens had defeated Malvern, Nashville, Arkadelphia, Camden and Lakeside which Nate has produced touchdown passes in these battles. Nate also threw the game winning touchdown in the closing seconds to Kenan Green to will a huge Hope victory over Nashville, September 19. During Tuesday's eighth grade game, Nate will have a microphone as well as head football coach Ricky Rhodes on the sidelines. Film is mostly used, one camera dedicated entirely to slow motion shots, with microphones on the sidelines and near the field to pick up both the sounds of the games as well as the talk on the sidelines, and narrators with deep, powerful and baritone voices. Also, Nate's parents Anthony and Bitsy Carter will be interviewed for the documentary. If Nate's story is chosen, footage of Tuesday's eighth grade football may be seen during Super Bowl XLVII. Either way, Nate's story will be a documentary put together by NFL Films production due to it's inspiration of the journey him and his family have fought to receive the blessing from God to make it through with prayers. The Carter family, along the representatives of NFL Films request all who can be present this Tuesday night to share this special occasion and experience, as the Hope Bobkittens host De Queen for their final game of the 2013 football season. The time or date to view the footage of Nate's documentary is unknown at this time but may be selected to be aired on NFL Network or ESPN stations. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. beginning with eighth grade football, followed by the nightcap battle with ninth grade action at Hammons Stadium.