To Chase a Dream

A Soccer Championship, an Unlikely Hero and a Journey that Redefined Winning


To Chase a Dream A Soccer Championship, an Unlikely Hero and a Journey that Redefined Winning


Growing up in the Midwest, Paul Kapsalis dreams of playing soccer at powerhouse Indiana University, winner of 8 national championships. But, he’s got a problem: he’s not good enough. Coaches tell him he never will be. What the doubters fail to consider is that inside this humble, upbeat kid is the heart of a lion. Told with a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, this is Paul’s true story of his journey as a boy who only wants to play soccer. But, through disheartening challenges and uplifting relationships, he becomes someone he’d never expected, a leader of men. Along the way, Paul learns that perseverance, optimism, hard work, kindness toward others, and patience can lead to remarkable, transformative achievements – and a national championship. He also discovers a new definition of winning, one that has a great deal to do with generosity. It took 5 years, fighting through rejection and a career-threatening injury, but Paul got where he never expected to go. Here is a chance to see how he did it.

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Pages 232
Print run 1., st reprint 2015 of the 1st edition 2014
Format Specifications 14,0 x 21,5 cm, Paperback / softback, 13 Halftones, b/w
Publication Date 15 May 2015
Authors Gregory, Ted, Kapsalis, Paul "Whitey"
ISBN 978-1-78255-019-8
Delivery time 5 Tage

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About the Authors

Gregory, Ted

Ted Gregory is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Chicago Tribune, co-author of two books–Our Black Year and To Chase A Dream–and author of a third book, Mary Jane’s Ghost. He lives near Chicago, IL, with his wife and children.

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Kapsalis, Paul "Whitey"

Paul “Whitey” Kapsalis is a sales representative in the Apparel Industry in Indianapolis, IN, where he has successfully built a loyal and lucrtive customer base. Recognized in the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list for positive contributions, he also won the Indiana Youth Soccer Presidents Award in 2010. In that same year, he won the Indiana Sports Corporation Volunteer of the Year Award. Paul serves as chairman of the Bigelow-Brand Charity Advisory Board of the Pancreatic Cyst & Cancer Early Detection Center, and he was recognized as the 2017 IU School of Medicine Spirit of Philanthropy Award winner.

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