Brentwood - Sunday January 28th at 3:00 pm -- Nikki Mark discusses and signs " Tommy's Field: Love, Loss and the Goal of a Lifetime".
In April 2018, Nikki and Doug Mark’s perfectly healthy twelve-year-old-son Tommy went to sleep one night and never woke up. They’re still not exactly sure why. Devastated, Nikki embarked on an unconventional journey to heal her heart. Tommy loved soccer and wanted to play professionally, so to honor him, Nikki created a plan to transform neglected land in a Los Angeles public park into a state-of- the-art athletic field and share his spirit of play with others. After Tommy’s family, friends and the diverse soccer community of Los Angeles banded together to raise over $1,000,000 for the project, park neighbors resistant to change threatened to derail it and escalated a drama that mirrors the divisions within our nation. Throughout Nikki’s journey, a remarkable string of incidents convinced Nikki that her departed son was guiding her through the process. Ultimately it was Tommy’s enduring spirit and the beautiful game he loved that taught her how to navigate the many challenges along the way.