Lee Rouson

Catherine Ryan Hyde - "Pay It Forward" Author

Al Leiter

Kevin McDermott

Mike Pitts

Joe Jacoby

Bob Salomon & "The Bus" Jerome Bettis

Johnny Damon

James Crosby, Bob,  & Victor Green

Brian Dawkins & Ryan Clark


​​Beyond the story line of our book is a deeper meaning. 

The Beyond The Laces Team's mission is to inspire children and families through kindness. We have built relationships with professional athletes from all sports who share our mission to make a positive impact and show that people do care.

​​Our team organizes book readings and signings, charitable events and fund raisers. We visit schools, hospitals, non-profits, businesses and youth programs across the country bringing the story's message of kindness and to encourage to Never Give Up!

Santa Claus

Dick Vermeil

Dolores Catania - Housewives of NJ

Shea Hillenbrand.

Tra Thomas

Dusty Baker

Bill Bates

Byron Scott with Bob Salomon

Roger Staubach

Ron Jaworski

Keith Elias

Doug Glanville

Mark Brunell

Herm Edwards

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Brandon McManus

Carla Hall from ABC's "The Chew"

Bart Oates

Kathryn Starke - "Tackle Reading"

NY Jets coach Collette Smith

Vince Papale

Lisa Ascolese

"Our students thoroughly enjoyed meeting Bob Salomon and Rick Young.  Their presentation was organized, entertaining and informative.  The authors kept the students engaged, energized, and inspired!  The kids made meaningful connections about kindness and never giving up and were totally interested and captivated.  It was a terrific visit and they couldn't have be more welcoming to embracing Aldrich School teachers and staff!"

Erin Gorski - Media Specialist - Aldrich School, Howell NJ

Tommy John

Ed "Too Tall" Jones

Alana & Rob of Pine Belt

Roberto Clemente Jr.

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Todd Frazier

Jim Eisenreich

Gino Marchetti

Kevin Williams - WOBM Radio Personality