Where: Greetings and Readings Book Store
Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2013; 6-8pm
At this event, O.J. Brigance and his wife Chanda, who will stamp each copy of the new book in lieu of a signature from O.J., will greet readers at Greetings and Readings on October 22nd to celebrate the launch of his new book, Strength of a Champion: Finding Faith and Fortitude Through Adversity.
Photos may be taken during the event, but attendees will not be able to pose with the authors. No additional memorabilia will be signed.
Hold your spot in line! Line tickets will be handed out with the purchase of the book (from Greetings and Readings) beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22.
If guests can't make it to the event they can order Strength of a Champion: Finding Faith and Fortitude Through Adversity before O.J. Brigance's appearance and receive a signed and stamped copy of the book at no extra charge.
Strength of a Champion: Finding Faith and Fortitude Through Adversity:
As the Baltimore Ravens made their improbable march to victory in Super Bowl XLVII, they turned to their senior advisor of player development, O.J. Brigance, for inspiration each and every Sunday.
Following a stellar 12-year career as a linebacker, including a Super Bowl win with Baltimore in 2000, O.J. Brigance joined the Baltimore Ravens front office. In 2007, O.J. was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and told he had only three to five years to live. As a player, he'd battled hundreds of setbacks. None of them prepared him to face ALS.
With faith and determination in his heart and his wife, Chanda, praying by his side, O.J. fought back against the debilitating disease, even as ALS robbed him of the ability to walk and speak. He kept working, smiling and touching his players lives all the way through their remarkable Super Bowl run more than five years after his diagnosis.
Now, O.J. shares his incredible story, offering lessons in resilience and reflecting on the championship team that inspired him in turn. Along with his own journey, O.J. recounts the struggles and successes of Baltimore Ravens players, including Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco and Torrey Smith, as well as the strength of head coach John Harbaugh. Having watched their season from the best seat in the house, O.J. highlights their perseverance, confidence and leadership, and the best that sports can bring out in people.
Full of profound revelations and never-before-told anecdotes, Strength of a Champion, with a foreword by Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor member Ray Lewis, is a celebration of the human spirit from a man who left everything on the field. O.J. Brigance never asked to be a hero. That's what makes his story so courageous.