Champions Book Launch Party

February 22, 2021

Osteria Via Stato, 620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654


Champions: 15 Inspiring Comeback Stories from Sports and Life by George Castle with John Schenk recounts the true stories of top-tier competitors whose greatest victories came against the fiercest of all opponents: life. Teenager Victoria Arlen emerged from a coma to set a world record in the 400-meter freestyle. Bob Love’s journey spanned from childhood poverty and bussing tables to the pro basketball ranks. Kyle Schwarber recovered from a torn ACL at the beginning of the Cubs 2016 season to power the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series championship in 108 years. These and a dozen other athletes will inspire you to overcome your own obstacles on the field and off as you pursue your dreams.

Pat Hughes, Master of Ceremonies


Fergie Jenkins, Marv Levy, Imani McGee-Stafford, Bob Love, Victoria Arlen, Scott Touzinsky, Ed Hearn, Barry Lyons, and Dr. Rick Lehman

VIP Pre-Launch Party Reception $179: 6-7 pm

Join us for an exclusive VIP Pre-Launch Party Reception featuring a Q & A session, a personal photograph and a signed book copy with the special guest athletes in attendance. Additionally you will enjoy valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, open beer & wine bar, and a commemorative t-shirt. A very limited number of tickets are available to make this a more personal, memorable experience.

Launch Party General Admission $79: 7–9 pm

Mingle with the athletes and receive a book copy, hors d’oeuvres, and 2 beer/wine tickets.

Need to Know Information

Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.

The dress code is business casual. No athletic attire please.

Autograph requests are NOT permitted.

Signature Strength asks that you please drink responsibly.

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