Friday, March 1, 2013

Nurturing a champion

Raw talent is but one ingredient needed to make a champion. Discipline, hard work, and personal integrity are vital components of a successful athlete.

Richard and Kathy Verlander, parents of Justin Verlander, ace pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, will discuss their experiences as baseball parents and their 2012 book "Rocks across the pond, lessons learned, stories told" on Sunday March 3, 2013, at the Goochland Branch Library, 3075 River Road West in Courthouse Village. The event, sponsored by Friends of the Goochland Branch Library, will begin at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Justin, who graduated from Goochland High School and Old Dominion University, won the American League pitching crown in 2011 and the Cy Young Award. He has an impressive record in his professional baseball career and just turned 30.

Justin's success was no happy accident. Come learn about what it't like to raise a champion.

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