This awe-inspiring publication tells the story of a young man with a heart condition and no high school diploma who leaps from the streets of the South Bronx to play in the 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship game. His team, the Texas Western Miners, which played only black athletes against the all-white Kentucky Wildcats, prevailed, toppling racial barriers in college sports. Walt Disney even released a movie about the team called Glory Road.
Many accounts of the Texas Western story have already been told through books, film, and various articles. This work now contributes to the yet untold story of one team member from those glory years and adds substantial new information about Willie’s life.
Just as Cager’s adversities tested his resolve and fortitude before and during his university years, a failing physical heart, stroke, and most recently cancer, would challenge his character as he pursued a career in education beyond college.
This story offers hope and inspiration to people who face what they perceive as insurmountable obstacles. Through faith, courage, and effort, even the most challenging barriers can be overcome.
“Playing with Heart” can be purchased at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
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