Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears’ Winning Ways by Patrick McCaskey tells the dramatic story of George Halas and his crucial role in professional football–all written for middle grades readers. Papa Bear’s leadership took professional football from its beginning into the modern age. In Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears’ Winning Ways, highlights of history are presented with vintage photographs so readers are not only exposed to the story of football, but they get American history as well. Halas’s important words of wisdom, his winning ways, are also explored and are tied into Ben Franklin’s self-help methods for young people. $12, ISBN: 978-1-7345863-1-2 (Pub. 8/2020)

Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is a book for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.

Sporting Chance Press Books

by Patrick McCaskey

 Sports and Faith: Stories of the Devoted and the Devout

 Sports and Faith: More Stories of the Devoted and the Devout

 Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships


 Worthwhile Struggle


 Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears Winning Ways (for Middle Grades readers) 

 Poems About the Gospel 

 Poems About the Gospel II  (forthcoming)

 Tuition Rebate (forthcoming)