The Book of Sports Virtues: High Impact Athletes and Coaches

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Price World Publishing, 2012 M01 23
The Book of Sports Virtues: High Impact Athletes and Coaches is a masterful collection of stories about the struggles and triumphs of many celebrated athletes. Each chapter is assigned a trait or virtue and uses an athlete's story as a lens through which the reader can gain the insight needed to achieve that trait or virtue. The chapter on appreciation is the story of Lou Gehrig and Jacky Robinson's story is used to exemplify and define nobility. What emerges after reading these stories is not only a greater understanding and appreciation of the virtues that these icons needed to get through life, but also an inspiration for the reader. Each story is followed by a small quotation from literature to amplify the meaning and application of the positive virtue. This book makes for the perfect gift from parents to children or for adult mentors to their students. Its ability to be read one story at a time makes it perfect for the bookshelf or coffee table.

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Lou Gehrig
Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo
Roberto Clemente
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Joan Benoit Samuelson and Wilma Rudolph
Eric Liddell
Althea Gibson
John Wooden
Gertrude Ederle
Ken Venturi
The 1980 Mens and 1998 Womens United States Olympic Hockey Teams
Happy Chandler
Susan Butcher

Arthur Ashe
Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson

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Fritz Knapp is a teacher, coach, and mentor at Fork Union Military Academy and the former director of Virginia's Future, a gang reduction program out of the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. Fritz is also the founder of the Blue Sky Fund, which sends at-risk city of Richmond students to summer camps, an accomplished public speaker, and a long-time Sunday school teacher. The proud father of three adult sons, Fritz has dedicated his life to improving the lives of others through his words and his deeds.

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