Worthwhile Struggle features inspirational stories of exemplary athletes together with accounts of Patrick McCaskey’s personal experiences. Each of the first 10 chapters is titled from the author’s popular “10 Commandments of Football”—principles based on the author’s growing up in the Halas-McCaskey family with the Chicago Bears. Spending his time on faith-based initiatives and charitable causes, McCaskey is passionate about promoting the good—the focus of this series.
Worthwhile Struggle is the fourth book in the Sports and Faith Series. Here’s a few sentences on some of the people who are mentioned in the book:
Bears’ history comes with a lot of Mike Ditka. Six years at tight end (1961-1966) and 11 years (1982-1992) as head coach. During his time with the team, the Bears won 2 NFL Championships. He was a big part of both.
Gene Pingatore is the long-time Head Basketball Coach at Saint Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois. The 1000game winner was inducted into the Sports Faith International Hall of Fame, which calls attention to the accomplishments of exemplary athletes, coaches, and teams. Pingatore’s program focuses on character and discipline.
Bill Wennington is a 7-foot tall 245 pound former professional basketball player who won several championships during his long career. “Wennington’s story is one of great patience, hard work, and a burning desire to succeed.”
On September 12, 1974, Jim Finks joined the Chicago Bears as the executive vice president, general manager, and chief operating officer. Here is how he built the Bears’ 1985 Championship team.
Walter Payton is right at the top of many sports analysts’ lists of the best players in NFL history. In 13 seasons, Payton had 3,838 rushes for 16,726 yards and 110 rushing touchdowns.
Kyle is a 6-foot-6, 315 pound offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears. Kyle Long was selected by the Bears with the 20th pick in the first round of the 2013 draft out of Oregon.
Tom O’Hara was one of those runners who could not stay off the Chicago streets, alleys, parks, and paths. They led from his family’s modest Bucktown apartment to world records.
Guy Chamberlin won his NFL Championships in the 1920s. He was a brainy player and coach for championship teams— teams that no longer exist: The Canton Bulldogs, the Cleveland Bulldogs, and the Frankford Yellow Jackets.
Gale Sayers was a remarkable player. Exceptionally elusive, he used every inch of his body to twist and turn through defensive lines and past their best players. Sayers could see or sense everyone around him on the field.
More information on Worthwhile Struggle will be available in weeks to come.