The BTL Team had a GREAT time at Newbury Elementary School!  Great kids, Great teachers!
Thanks so much for your kindness!

A special BTL thank you to former NFL star Victor Green  and The Victor Green Foundation for treating a group of disadvantaged kids to a GREAT day!  Thank you for all you do to give back to the community and for making this day possible... the kids LOVED it!

The BTL team had a fantastic time at the Be The Best Coaches Convention in Atlantic City, NJ.

We had the pleasure of being joined at the convention by Billy Staples, and former MLB stars

Jim Eisenreich and Shea Hillenbrand!  Billy, Jim, & Shea did a great job of helping us get the

word out about Beyond The Laces.  WE are GRATEFUL for the support of these fine people!

Thank you for all you do!!

Dolores Catania - "Real Housewives of NJ"

Had a GREAT time at Barnes & Noble in Brick!  Thanks to all who came out to support BTL!

A special thanks to Rob Ciliento of Playa Bowls, Herr's, Topps, and Watchung Spring Water for supporting Beyond The Laces with the "Spring Into Kindness" event at Playa Bowls in Toms River & Island Heights.  Nice meeting everyone!

We all had a great time!

Jeremy Maclin #19 - Kansas City Chiefs.

Former NFL star Victor Green

Baseball GoesBeyond at Big Vision

The Beyond The Laces team had an excellent day at Hamilton Intermediate School!  So thankful to meet with this group of GREAT kids and teachers... You made our day! A Great big BTL thank you to all of you!!

Great time wth

Girl Scout Troop #771.
Thanks for the warm welcome... so much fun!!!
Inspiring children

through kindness!

CMCJ rally with NFL quarterback

Kellen Clemens !!!
This event was truly an experience our team

will never forget. Thanks for the invite

​and the amazing time!

Bob and Rick had an amazing time at Ramtown Elementary School  in Howell, NJ!
A big thank you to all the students and faculty...appreciate the kindness!

Nice Putt!  High 5 from Victor Green!

James Crosby & Victor Green

Charlie Ambrogio & James Crosby

Ed "Too Tall" Jones signs for the kids.

NY Jets coach Collette Smith signs for the kids

In light of all the negative press and recent world events weighing heavy on our minds and hearts, I wanted to share something positive;  a reminder that there is stilll so much good out there and still so many outstanding people who really do make a difference in our world.  Former New York Jet Victor Green is one of those individuals. He created an exciting day for 13 under-privileged children that would likely have never had an experience like this.  This is what Beyond The Laces is all about!  Thank you, Victor!! 

Andre Reed

A sincere thank you to Howell Library  for such a warm welcome... we had a blast!!!  Promise to come back soon!!!

BTL had the pleasure of visiting the Brookside Place Elementary School.

The kids and staff were AMAZING!!  Thank you for a great day!!

The Beyond The Laces team had a fantastic visit at Ocean City Intermediate School!  So grateful for this assembly with such a GREAT group of kids and teachers!  Thank you to all involved !!

Former NBA star Byron Scott with Bob Salomon

Thank you to the NFL's Detroit Lions,

Kansas City Chiefs, and the Los Angeles Rams

for choosing to read​ "Beyond The Laces"

to the children at schools in their area

during "Read Across America Day!"

A sincere thank you to Dan Clouser, President of the Big Vision Foundation, for inviting the Beyond The Laces team to the Breakfast with a Big Leaguer event and for the support of former MLB Players: Steve Carlton, Scott McGregor, Jim Coates, Roberto Clemente, Jr., Derrick May, Shawn Barton, Garrett Stephenson, Rich Surhoff, Calvin Maduro, Kevin Gryboski, and German Barrenca.

The BIG Vision Foundation is a non-profit organization in Berks County, PA. This wonderful foundation teaches leadership skills and life lessons through sport & community service. 

A special thank you to our good friend Billy Staples, Author of Before the Glory, for your friendship and support:

Ed "Too Tall" Jones with the kids

A great day in Long Branch N.J.!  BTL teamed up with Books Are Fun for a book fair at Monmouth Medical Center & The Unterberg Children's Hospital at MMC... had a wonderful time!

A big BTL thank you to Jeff and the staff

at Barnes & Noble of Eatontown!

Amazing day with amazing children!

Thanks for the warm welcome


Elementary School

and for making this day such a memorable one for the BTL Team!!

Thank you to Kevin Williams from WOBM radio for choosing to read our book "Beyond The Laces" to the kids today during "Read Across America Day."

The Beyond The Laces team

had an excellent day at

Knowlton Township Elementary School!  What a GREAT group of kids and teachers... this is what BTL is all about!

A huge thank you to all !!

Former NFL star Tra Thomas with Rick Young & Bob Salomon

What a GREAT time we had at the Newton Elementary School... the kids and teaching staff were so enthusiastic!  The BTL team had an awesome time!  Thank you so much!

A huge BTL thank you to Lisa Ascolese and AOWIE for including "Beyond The Laces"

at your event!

A very productive and fun day was had by all!

A sincere thank you to the students and staff at the Lower Alloways Creek School in Salem, NJ. 

The BTL team had a GREAT visit at the

Long Beach Island Grade School!!!
A wonderful time had by all.

Thank you all so much! 

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West Brook Middle School

in Paramus, NJ

The BTL Team had a FANTASTIC visit at

Sea Girt Elementary!

A GREAT group of kids and teachers!  Thank you for having us... a GREAT time was had by all!

Barnes & Noble Book Signing

Follow Bob 

Lisa Ascolese - Founder of "Inventing A-Z"

Victor Green & Friend

Beyond The Laces  Team at the Bristol, PA  ChristmasParade

BTL Visits Lavallette Elementary School

Thank you Mark McClain and the residents of Bristol, PA for inviting us to your

Christmas Parade and for being such gracious hosts.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  Looking forward to next year!

Follow Bob 

The BTL team had GREAT visits with Ridgeway Elementary,

MTES Elementary,

and Whiting Elementary! The kids and staff were AWESOME!  Thank you for your kindness!!

Bob Salomon & "The Bus" Jerome Bettis

Victor signs copies of BTL for the kids!

We had so much fun at Greenville School in Howell N.J.  The children and staff were amazing!!!!!
Thanks for the warm welcome!!

Thank you to the staff of the Howell, NJ Barnes & Noble for having us at your book signing event. We appreciate your warmth and hospitality and for all your support.

A special thanks to our new friend, Harry. With his Mom Gloria, Harry is dedicated to ending the suffering involved with Neuromuscular diseases. Visit their website to find how you can help:

In case you missed Bob at the signing, you can catch him again on Super Bowl Weekend.  More details to come!

A sincere thank you to the students and staff at

Aldrich Elementary School.

The warm welcome was like no other... so much fun!!!

Thank You!!! - The BTL team

A big thank you to Bay Head Elementary School!
The children were kind!  See you next year!!!

Victor Green & Friends

Julius Erving (Doctor J)

Beyond The Laces 

visits students

and staff at the 

​Lower Alloways Creek School

in Salem, NJ

We had a great time talking about Beyond The Laces, the theme and the messages of "inspiring through kindness" and to "never give up". We hope you enjoyed our visit as much as we did.


​​Bob, Rick and the Beyond The Laces Team!

Bernard King

The Beyond The Laces Team had a GREAT time with

Kathryn Starke of  "Tackle Reading" during the 2nd Annual

"Read Across America" day!  We also had the pleasure of

being joined by Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl 47 Champ

Bernard Pierce & Rasheed Bailey of the Carolina Panthers!

A HUGE thank you to everyone involved... the kids loved it!

A special thank you to Daniel Dowling from Kidsafe Youth Program for allowing me to be part of his amazing karate class... so much fun! Also a special thanks to Rob Sickel from Pine Belt of Lakewood for donating copies of Beyond The Laces to all the kids that attended. Appreciate everything you both do to inspire and help our children....truly a pleasure to have you guys on board!

Former New York Yankee great Mariano Rivera helps support the Restoration Family Worship Center in Lakewood, NJ at their first annual golf tournament.  The BTL team was thrilled to support Pastor Glenn Wilson at this amazing event!

Byron Scott

Bob joins Daniela and Sheila from "Daniela's Wish" to deliver 200 toys and copies of Beyond The Laces to the children at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, NJ. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this great event and helping us with our mission of inspiring through kindness for those in need.

Thank you for having us Westbrook Middle School! We are grateful for the opportunity to share our experiences and message about inspiring through kindness. We hope you enjoyed our visit as much as we did.

​​Bob, Rick and the Beyond The Laces Team!

The BTL team had a GREAT time at Brielle Elementary School!
Amazing school... so much fun!!

Rick Young, James Crosby, & Bob Salomon.

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Bob and Ken had a GREAT time at the Barnes & Noble book signing in Howell, NJ on Super Bowl Sunday.  A big thank you to everyone that

came out to support "Beyond The Laces!"

Former MLB star Johnny Damon

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The children touched our hearts at

Hooper Elementary!!
Truly an honor to share the day... thanks for the warm welcome...

thank you so much!!

Victor Green with Bob Salomon

A fun time was had by all at our book signing at Barnes & Noble of Eatontown NJ in the Monmouth Mall!  We met some great kids and parents...

and the Easter Bunny too!

We want to thank those who made our assembly at Silver Bay Elementary School in Toms River NJ possible.  It is absolutely amazing to see how kindness can ripple through a community to unite it and make a difference in the lives of our children.  As a result of the support from Pine Belt of Toms River and Lakewood, as well as Fountains of Hope in Toms River and the school's PTO, every student received a copy of "Beyond The Laces!"  A true demonstration of kindness in action!!

Lawrence Taylor

Carla Hall - "The Chew" on ABC

A sincere thank you to Lavallette Elementary School for inviting us to talk to your students and staff about Inspiring through Kindness!