Friday, October 14, 2011

McCaskey Gets High Marks for ISU Newman Center Presentation

Chicago Bears Senior Director and Sporting Chance Press author Patrick McCaskey received high marks for his recent presentation at the John Paul II Newman Center at Illinois State University. His speech was featured in Catholic Post coverage of the event, "Bears' Senior Director Talks Sports, Faith at Newman Center" by Tom Dermody. The Catholic Post is the newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria.

McCaskey's Witness to Faith

McCaskey offers his personal witness to faith as a Christian athlete, husband, father and businessman in his presentations. He reveals his personal faith journey and how faith is key in the lives of many athletes, coaches, religious leaders and others he has known. Based on his book, Sports and Faith: Stories of the Devoted and the Devout, McCaskey's presentation looks at decades of spiritual enlightenment and life lessons, recalling with good humor and compassion those who made the cut on and off the field, plus people who left comfortable lives to serve the under-served in extraordinary ways.

Patrick McCaskey is a 37-year veteran and Senior Director of the Chicago Bears and parishioner at the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest, IL. He is chairman of Sports Faith International, an initiative, which recognizes exceptional athletes who lead exemplary lives. A high school football all-American and record-breaking track star in his youth, McCaskey competes on the masters track circuit.

Newman Centers, like the John Paul II Center at Illinois State offer Catholic ministries at non-Catholic universities throughout the world. These centers provide pastoral services to their Catholic communities, in particular to the Roman Catholic student population within universities.

Sporting Chance Press is the publisher of Sports and Faith: Stories of the Devoted and the Devout and other fine books.