Date: 02/22/2016

WNBA Star Tamika Catchings to Publish Autobiography “Catch a Star”


WNBA Star Tamika Catchings to Publish

Autobiography “Catch a Star” in March 2016

Indianapolis, IN, Feb. 22, 2016 – Basketball star Tamika Catchings shares her adverse, yet triumphant journey in her upcoming autobiography Catch A Star: Shining Through Adversity to Become a Champion, on March 1, 2016. The book is co-authored with Ken Petersen and features an introduction from former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy.

In Catch a Star, Catchings shares stories of her childhood, when her love for the game began. Growing up, Catchings suffered from profound hearing loss, bullying, and the anguish of her parents’ divorce. But she wasn’t about to allow those challenges to determine her destiny. Through perseverance and God’s grace, Catchings became one of the top female basketball players of all time.

Catch a Star is her story of overcoming. Of leading the Indiana Fever to its first championship. Of being named one of the WNBA’s top 15 players in history. Of earning three Olympic gold medals. And of founding the Catch the Stars Foundation to help young people achieve their dreams.

Catch the Stars Foundation was founded in 2004 to empower youth to achieve their dreams through goal setting programs that promote fitness, literacy and mentoring. The foundation meets needs through a specific emphasis on supporting and assisting under-served and low-to-moderate income communities throughout Indianapolis.

The publication of Catch a Star follows Catchings’s announcement to begin her final season in the WNBA this May. Playing for what will be a total of 15 seasons with the Indiana Fever, Catchings has earned impressive titles including the 2012 WNBA Championship and WNBA Finals MVP, WNBA’s 2011 MVP, 10-time WNBA All-Star, 5-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, and 2002 Rookie of the Year. Catchings is also a three-time Olympic gold medalist and was a four-time All-American and a member of the National Champion University of Tennessee Lady Vols under legendary coach Pat Summitt. Catchings serves as the president of the WNBA Player Association and was recently selected to be the first woman to receive the National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award.

Catch A Star Book Tour Schedule:

Monday, February 29

7-9 p.m.

Barnes & Noble

8675 River Crossing Blvd.

Greenwood, IN 46240

Tuesday, March 1

7-9 p.m.

Barnes & Noble

1251 US 31 North

Greenwood, IN 46142

Thursday, March 3

4-6 p.m.

NBA Store

545 5th Ave. (at 45th Street)

New York, NY

Saturday, March 5

12-2 p.m.

Barnes & Noble

10280 Midtown Parkway

Jacksonville, FL 32246


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