SUNDBERG TO SPEAK ON SPORTS PARENTING
Jim Sundberg, a six-time Gold Glove award winner, three-time Major League All-Star and member of the 1985 World Series champion Kansas City Royals, will be the keynote speaker for “Men’s Night” at The Church at Lifepark on Friday, September 7. The two-hour event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Sundberg will speak about sports parenting. and his wife Janet are the co-authored the book How to Win at Sports Parenting. The former MLB catcher is focused on helping parents deal with the sports-to-life experiences. Sundberg notes, “the stresses our culture is experiencing today, it’s more important than ever to find ways for families to come together as a strong unit … the sports experience can provide unique opportunities for kids to deal with emotions and develop the skills necessary for healthy, life-enhancing interactions with others.”
The key, according to Sundberg, is for parents to develop a practical plan that creates “opportunities to support our kids, instill character, and teach lessons that will serve our children. Unfortunately, many of us don’t take full advantage of these sports experiences, of because we don’t know how to begin.”
Sundberg is a member of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and the franchise has also honored him by naming the team’s annual community service award after Sundberg for his longtime service to the team.
The event is free and open to the public.