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Patrick McCaskey

Patrick McCaskey began work for the Chicago Bears Organization in 1974 and he currently serves as Senior Director. He serves on the Chicago Bears Board of Directors. He is chairman of Sports Faith International an initiative, which recognizes people who are successful in sports while leading exemplary lives. As Director of Special Projects for the Bears, he works with the players and staff to continue the faith stewardship programs and the Club's community outreach initiatives.

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 is an avid runner who competes on the masters track circuit. Patrick McCaskey and his wife Gretchen have three sons.

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Nicolette House

Nicolette House is a four-time United States Figure Skating gold medalist. Skating since the age of three, she went on to compete in European, World, and international ice dance competitions with her skating partner, Aidas Reklys, representing Lithuania.

She currently coaches and performs in professional shows. Along with her skating partner, the author creates an annual ice show that features several top international skaters. Nicolette is a recent graduate of DePaul University in Chicago.

Mike Cameron

Mike Cameron writes about sports for Pioneer Press, publisher of newspapers in the Chicago suburbs and a division of the Sun-Times Media Group. He was sports editor of the Barrington Courier-Review and Countryside newspapers prior to a long career in advertising sales with consumer magazines including Sport and The Sporting News. He has contributed articles to the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.

The author was a left-handed pitcher who confesses to "throwing too many hanging curve balls" for Barrington (Illinois) High School, Northern Illinois University and several semipro teams. Mr. Cameron coached his children, Matt and Amanda, in baseball and softball and served on the youth baseball league board in Niles, Illinois—where he has lived the past 25 years. He umpires high-school games "out of his good eye."

The players he admires most are Fred Merkle and Ernie Banks. The author believes he has paid for his sins by rooting for the Chicago Cubs his entire life, including the last 30 years as a season ticket holder.

J.D. Thorne

J. D. Thorne is a lifelong baseball fan and former University of Wisconsin baseball player. He is a well known employment law attorney who played more than 20 years of highly-competitive amateur ball. He has been involved in many civic organizations, the latest being a group that is working to get men's baseball reestablished at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to his most recent book, The 10 Commandments of Baseball, Thorne is the author of the classic management text, Concise Guide to Successful Employment Practices.

J. D. Thorne is a frequent speaker to various civic groups and business organizations. He is an adjunct professor at Carroll University. Today, he focuses all his competitive instincts and talents on his labor law practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Memorable and Effective Speaking Program

Looking for a lively, memorable and effective program that will grab your audience's attention? We have them. Fun and enlightening, whether it's J. D. Thorne's 10 Commandments of Baseball Program; Mike Cameron's Public Bonehead, Private Hero program; Nicolette House's program on Maddie Takes the Ice; or Pat McCaskey's Sports and Faith. These engaging presentations will grab your audience's attention and keep it with stories that inspire. Adapted to fit your own needs, our programs look at great moments in sports and sports greatest achievers.

» Listen to Interview with J.D. Thorne

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