All royalties from this book support the athletes of Special Olympics

We wrote to the world's most admired athletes and coaches asking them to "please share a thought on leadership, excellence and the spirit of sport." What we received in return was truly extraordinary and inspiring - thoughtful handwritten messages drawing parallels between success in sports and in life ... mental strategies for staying the course when the trail gets rough... setting and achieving our highest goals ... the value of great competition... and many more important messages for anyone who wants to be their best.

Page after page of handwritten messages from the world's greatest - Muhammad Ali, Yogi Berra, Ted Turner, Nadia Comaneci, Wayne Gretzky, Pat SummittChris Evert, Mark Spitz, Red Aurbach, Kristine Lilly - 108 in all.

A beautiful gift for family, friends, athletes, coaches - graduations, birthdays, holidays, celebrations of sport - a gift that is truly unique and will be enjoyed daily for many years. Pure inspiration, with an underlying message that the most important thing is the spirit we put into all that we attempt.