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Pillars of the NFL examines the football lives of the legendary coaches who hoisted the game upon their shoulders and won the most NFL Championships. Who were these men? How did they succeed? Some toiled in the early days of professional football and some later, but all made vital contributions. The NFL pillars took the weight of their teams on their shoulders in a way that allowed light to shine on players and fans—creating the greatest game in sports history. ...more

Sports and Faith: Stories of the Devoted and the Devout is a personal chronicle of Chicago Bears Senior Director Patrick McCaskey that looks back at decades of spiritual enrichment and life lessons from athletes, coaches, religious and everyday people. ...more

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Father's Day is June 15th and Sporting Chance Press’s new book, Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships is the perfect gift for Dads who are football fans.  Pillars provides a history of the NFL through the football lives of its ten most successful coaches.  Chicago Bears Director and author Patrick McCaskey will be at the following stores for book signings just in time for Father’s Day. 

June 7, 2014 in Crystal Lake, IL

Patrick McCaskey will be signing copies of his new book Pillars of the NFL:Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships at the Little Way at 50 Brink Street in downtown Crystal Lake, Illinois (815-455-4877) on June 7, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Store is across the street from Starbucks. 

June 10, 2014  in Lake Forest, IL

Patrick McCaskey will sign copies of his new book, Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships at Lake Forest Book Store (847-234-4420) at 680 North Western Avenue in Lake Forest, Illinois on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. 

June 14, 2014 in Palatine, IL  

Patrick McCaskey will sign copies of Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships at the Christian Shop at 325 East Dundee Road in Palatine, Illinois (847-991-8994) on June 16, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Patrick McCaskey is a 40-year veteran and Senior Director of the Chicago Bears.  He is chairman of Sports Faith International an initiative that recognizes people who are successful in sports while leading exemplary lives.  He is a speaker known for his moving and humorous presentations on sports, community and faith.  A High School football All-American and record-breaking track star in his youth, McCaskey competes on the masters track circuit.  Patrick McCaskey and his wife
Gretchen have three sons.  

Pillars of the NFL: $30; 432 pages, paperback, 6” X 9”

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