Fresno PAL treated to special screening of 'McFarland, USA'

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Dozens of kids from across the Valley got the chance to see the new Disney movie "McFarland, USA" weeks before it even hits theaters. (KFSN)

Dozens of kids from across the Valley got the chance to see the new Disney movie "McFarland, USA" weeks before it even hits theaters.

The special screening in Northwest Fresno was exclusive to the Police Activities League and its members. The PAL program mentors kids and teens to help them realize their full potential.

The movie tells the true story about a cross-country team from the farming community of McFarland that overcame the odds to achieve great success.

"This movie shows how kids that don't have anything can achieve the top goal in life. Hopefully it'll inspire them to reach higher and to set their goals higher so they can become a very productive citizen as they grow up," Fresno PAL founder Grey Wallace said.

Students from around the Valley were bussed in to watch the advanced screening.

Action News anchor Graciela Moreno served as the event's emcee.

Disney is the parent company of ABC30.

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