Co-founder South Georgia Studios & Film Academy / Author & Producer - Northern Lights
Cathy Parker’s life, and the lives of her family, has always revolved around athletics. Together with her husband Carl, a coach and former professional athlete, they have raised their four children and countless others at the ballfield. She founded two non-profits: Athletes 2 Champions and Beyond the Ballfield, which use the power of sports to unify and save young lives.
Cathy has seen first-hand how sports can redirect youth and ultimately change communities. In 2007, she spear-headed an effort to help a struggling community 4,000 miles away in Barrow, Alaska, by giving them a gift of an artificial turf football field to replace their gravel covered field.
This endeavor received national media attention with Cathy being the “Person of the Week” on both ABC and NBC networks and ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Her book Northern Lights details this journey of faith mixed with perseverance, and a major motion film based on this true story is in pre-production.
She continues with philanthropic work, raising millions to fund multiple projects. Her most recent endeavor is the launching of PHILANTROFILMS, a Georgia based non-profit focused on bringing inspirational true stories to the world.
Her belief that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things continues to motivate audiences across the county.