Join Writer’s Block Bookstore and meet Grant Hill at the Center for Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park, as he tells us more about his new autobiography Game, the full, frank story of his remarkable life’s journey.
Come join us as we welcome Grant Hill to Winter Park! More details to come including a celebrity moderator!
Each ticket includes a signed copy of Hill’s new autobiography, GAME.
If you are unable to attend the event but would like a signed copy of GAME, please click here to purchase, and add in the notes *I would like a signed copy of this book*.
* Writer’s Block Bookstore will be donating all proceeds to Winter Park Institute and to support scholarships for Central Florida youth basketball programs.*
June 14, 2022 6:00 pm
Center for Health & Wellbeing
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The full, frank story of a remarkable life’s journey—to the pinnacle of success as a basketball player, icon, and entrepreneur, to the depths of personal trauma and back, to a place of flourishing and peace—made possible above all by a family’s love
Grant Hill always had game. His choice of college was a subject of national interest, and his arrival at Duke University cemented the program’s arrival at the top. In his freshman year, he led the team to its first NCAA championship and three championship appearances in four years. His Duke career produced some of the most iconic moments in college basketball history, and Coach K proved to be a lifelong mentor. Later, as one of the NBA’s best players and a new face of the Detroit Pistons franchise, Hill was the first person with the potential to give Michael Jordan a run for his money, not just as a player but as a brand. His $45 million rookie contract was almost the least of it. He turned down Nike for Fila, and soon Method Man and Tupac Shakur were wearing his shoes.
Hill writes candidly about all of it, including the transactional impermanence of life in the league and the isolation caused by his growing fame. His parents and friends helped ground him, and eventually, he met a gifted musician named Tamia. The love he found with her and the arrival of their two beautiful daughters would be his rock as a brutal and mysterious injury sidelined him, coinciding with his wife’s own serious health struggles.
With openness and insight, Hill relates his entire path, including post-career highlights like his Hall of Fame induction, co-ownership of the Atlanta Hawks, the directorship of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, and even a yearly gig calling the Final Four. Hill’s father, Calvin, used to tell him that there were always a lot of reasons but never any excuses, and Game is a distillation of a lifetime’s effort to understand the reasons—the good and the bad. At his hardest moments, Hill sought out wisdom from others, stories of inspiration, and overcoming obstacles. Now, with Game, he has returned the favor.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING
The Center for Health & Wellbeing is a state-of-the-art healthy living center focused on improving the quality of life for residents of Central Florida. The Center is home to the Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center, a community cornerstone owned by Winter Park Health Foundation serving its members since 1989. AdventHealth owns and oversees the clinical spaces and provides medical services located within the Center; together the two partner organizations co-own and collaborate on the many Center spaces and programs designed to promote whole-person health. To learn more, please visit YourHealthandWellbeing.org.