Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Catch A Star by Tamika Catchings

                                                About: Catch A Star 

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"Catch a Star will not only give you a look into Tamika's life but will also inspire you to strive to be all you can be in life as well."--Tony Dungy, former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts

Growing up, Tamika Catchings suffered from profound hearing loss, bullying, and the anguish of her parents' divorce. But she wasn't about to allow those challenges to determine her destiny. Through perseverance and God's grace, Tamika became one of the top female basketball players of all time.

Catch a Star is her story of overcoming. Of leading the Indiana Fever to its first championship. Of being named one of the WNBA's top fifteen players in history. Of earning three Olympic gold medals. And of founding the Catch the Stars Foundation to help young people achieve their dreams. 

Her story will inspire you to face your doubts and fears and reach for your own dream, no matter what challenges come your way.

"Fierce, competitive, tough, funny, and loyal--these adjectives sum up my good friend Tamika Catchings. It's been a pleasure to witness her growth, not only as a basketball player and champion but as a beautiful woman with unbreakable character and strength."--Reggie Miller, NBA Hall of Famer for the Indiana Pacers and TNT NBA analyst

My Thoughts:
Tamika is one tough chick! Born with hearing loss, this athlete is both inspiring and full of faith. Overcoming adversity, bullying and the naysayers, she persevered to become a WNBA star and is a three time gold medalist!  She is a role model on the courts and off the courts. This book is a testimony to anyone who faces challenges and overcomes them. I think every coach should read this book because it is inspiring and will help you look at your team members differently. This book also helps school personnel look at bullying in a completely different manner. I am humbled at grateful to have read Tamika's story. It will leave you with tears in your eyes and compassion for anyone going through difficult circumstances. I give this book four stars. I was given a complimentary copy for my honest review by the publishers. 
About Tamika
Tamika Catchings
Photo Credit: © Chris Bucher Photographs
Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever was the WNBA's 2011 MVP. A three-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time WNBA All-Star, Catchings was a four-time All-American and a member of the National Champion University of Tennessee Lady Vols under legendary Coach Pat Summitt. Catchings' story of overcoming adversity, growing in faith, and achieving success despite the many challenges she's faced inspires the boys and girls served by her foundation, Catch the Stars, in Indianapolis.

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