|Author||Paul (Whitey) Kapsalis and Ted Gregory|
Growing up in the Midwest in the 1980s, Paul Whitey Kapsalis dreams of playing soccer at powerhouse Indiana University, winner of 8 national championships. But he's got a problem: he is too small, too slow, simply not good enough, and coaches tell him he never will be.
What all the doubters failed to consider was that inside the body of this under-sized, humble kid was the heart of a lion. Whitey's book, To Chase A Dream is the inspirational, true story of his journey. Co-written by Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter Ted Gregory, it is about a boy who only wants to play soccer but, through disheartening challenges and uplifting relationships, becomes someone he'd never expected, a leader of men. Along the way, he learns that perseverance, optimism, hard work, kindness towards others and patience can lead to remarkable, transformational achievements and a soccer national championship. He also discovers a new definition of winning, one that has a great deal to do with the spirit of generosity.
It took him 5 years, fighting through rejection and a career-threatening injury, but Paul got where he never expected to go. Here is a chance to see how he did it.