11:00 - 11:45 A.M. Tales of Strength and Hope for this Unexpected Time
Special program for alumni and their families
In his book, Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court, Jay Bilas ’92 looks at the true meaning of toughness in sports and in life; in Luna Stays Home, Venus Liles ’10 writes a children’s book to support family conversations about the COVID-19 crisis. Join us for one of these two concurrent programs for conversations with the authors. Children and families are encouraged to attend.
Toughness: Developing Strength On and Off the Court with Jay Bilas ‘92
Join us for a book talk and Q&A with Jay Bilas ’92, author of Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Book synopsis: Through his ups and downs on and off the court, Bilas learned the true meaning of toughness from coaches, teammates, and colleagues. Now, in Toughness, he examines this misunderstood—yet vital—attribute and how it contributes to winning in sports and in life. Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness from top players and coaches, including Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Roy Williams, Bill Self, Curtis Strange, and many others—Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.
Luna Stays Home with Venus Liles ‘10
Join Venus Liles ’10 for a virtual reading of her book, Luna Stays Home. This program will be interactive and children are encouraged to bring drawing materials (paper/crayons). Recommended for families with children ages 2-8.
Book synopsis: Meet Luna. She’s into superheroes, rainbows, and chocolate ice cream. With sprinkles, of course. She also loves adventuring to her favorite places, but now she has to stay home for a super long time. With the help of her parents, she processes her feelings during this unexpected transition, with honesty and hope.