Local author, principal and former Golden Gopher football player Tommy Watson will discuss his book, A Face of Courage: The Ultimate Story of Overcoming the Odds, on Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis. Watson shares his story and reflections on growing up in poverty and a crime-ridden neighborhood, including the temptations he faced as well as the choices he made, in his memoir A Face of Courage. This honest, open portrayal of his life encourages others to overcome life’s challenges to choose the right path. Watson recounts how the teamwork of athletics filled a void in his life and how, after an injury crushed his dreams of playing in the NFL, he faced another set of challenges and choices that eventually lead him to education where he could help others. Watson earned an athletic scholarship to play Big 10 football for the University of Minnesota. He is currently a principal in the Minnesota school system, a motivational speaker and a consultant. Watson will sign copies of his book following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html. (UMNBookstore)
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