It's all about the children! Coach Pete Mulry, one of the winningest coaches in high school baseball, has written a series of children's books entitled Threads & Friends to encourage literacy and teach life skills through sports-themed stories. The first seven of 11 books will be published and available in September.
The Tampa Baseball Museum is pleased to partner with the Peter J. Mulry Foundation"Stars of the Future" Literacy and Mentoring Program to present "Storytime with Coach Mulry", a reading of his first book Teamwork geared to children ages kindergarten through second grade. The first reading is Wednesday, June 29, 2PM - 3 PM, at the museum. Admission is FREE and limited to 25 children, who may be accompanied by one adult per child/family. Registration will be taken on a first come first served basis. Make a reservation today to ensure availability. Free admission includes a children's tour of the museum and entry into a drawing for a signed copy of Coach Mulry's book, Hard Work, the seventh in the series.
Coach Mulry taught for ten years at Tampa Catholic High School, where he achieved an overall high school record of 329-39. His team won State Championships in '68, '71, '73, and '76 and a National Championship in '73. He was honored as Florida Coach of the year in 1968, 1971, 1973 and 1976 and Nominated for National Coach of the year in 1977. Coach Mulry then moved on to the collegiate level, coaching the University of Tampa from 1978 through 1982. He also scouted for K.C. Royals. He was recently honored by the Tampa Tribune as one of the Top 50 coaches in athletics in the Tampa Bay area. He has dedicated his life, and his foundation, the Peter J. Mulry Foundation, to teach young children life skills through sports.
Next up... a reading of Samantha Short Stop entitled Attitude on July 20 2PM - 3 PM. Reservations are available now for the second reading in the series.