Saturday, September 24, 2011

Patrick McCaskey Featured on Shelia Liaugminas Radio Show

A Closer Look, Relevant Radio's popular show hosted by Shelia Liaugminas, feature an extended interview with Chicago Bears Senior Director Patrick McCaskey on Thursday, September 22. Ms. Liaugminas, an avid sports fan, asked McCaskey about his latest book Sports and Faith: Stories of the Devoted and the Devout. McCaskey talked about several of the inspirational people featured in his book and how sports and faith can live together even in the highest level of competition--like the NFL. He also talked about Sports Faith International, an initiative he chairs that recognizes exceptional athletes who lead exemplary lives.

You can hear the entire program by going to the Closer Look calendar and clicking on the link under September 22, 2011.

Sports and Faith: Stories of the Devoted and the Devout is a personal chronicle of Chicago Bears Senior Director Patrick McCaskey that looks back at decades of spiritual enrichment and life lessons from athletes, coaches, religious and everyday people. McCaskey recalls the stories of those who strived to make the cut on and off the field—plus people who left comfortable lives to serve the underserved in extraordinary ways.

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy Award winning journalist with extensive experience in both secular and religious journalism. She has reported for Time magazine for more than twenty years and has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, the National Catholic Register and the National Review Online.

Patrick McCaskey is Senior Director of the Chicago Bears and chairman of Sports Faith International. McCaskey is the grandson of Bears founder George Halas and has worked for the Bears in many capacities over 37 years of service.