Story by Chris Draft
NFL Veteran Linebacker Chris Draft scores a touchdown with his first book, Do You Want To Play Catch? This hardback book, which features colorful illustrations on each page, highlights the author’s fond childhood memories surrounding the question that made him the man he is today.
Chris Draft looks back and remembers playing catch with his parents and his brother, whom he calls one of his greatest blessings. The most important thing that he gained from playing catch was spending quality time with his family. During their makeshift ball games, Chris learned a lot about his family, such as his details about his parents’ professions and their attitudes about their jobs and life in general.
Through “Do You Want To Play Catch,” the author makes the most of his status as a positive role model, promoting both the importance of physical activity and spending quality time with family in a child’s life.
Draft’s simple message cannot be overlooked: There is great value in playing outdoors together as a family. Playing and being fit together as a family is not only important for bonding, but also great for good health!
After reading this book with your child:
“Do You Want To Play Catch” by Chris Draft. Clifton Carriage House. Minneapolis, MN: 2010.