38 minutes | Jun 20, 2019

Pat Williams – Co-Founder Orlando Magic and Author of “Character Carved in Stone”

Pat Williams is the Co-Founder of the Orlando Magic, and the author of over 100 books, including his most recent, “Character Carved in the Stone” Pat Williams stands by an Orlando Magic mural at the Amway Center. JIM CARCHIDI In the episode, we discuss how a visit to speak the athletes at the United States Military Academy led to a visit to Trophy Point, and the inspiration for his book, based on 12 granite benches, each with a leadership virtue. Pat speaks about his career as a baseball player with Wake Forest University and the Philadelphia Phillies organization, and more specifically a Catcher, and how that helped develop the foundation for his leadership. He talks about how the NBA granted an expansion franchise to Orlando, and how the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation are “difference makers off the court.” From John Wooden, to the importance of reading, and his battle with cancer, Pat provided great insight into his journey and the lessons learned in sports. For more information on Pat, visit PatWilliams.com Enjoy the episode. Visit us at Foundations of Sports for further information on what we do and our mission of providing positive sports stories and the lessons of character, hard work, and humility that develop a championship team on and off the field. Instagram – Foundations of Sports Twitter – @foundationsport LinkedIn – Chris Horgan – Foundations of Sports  
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