The book cover for “Rocks Across the Pond” shows Detroit Tiger star pitcher Justin Verlander fist pumping young Dallas Bolster of Dundee, Michigan. Dallas’ mother, Renee Bolster, now serves as publicist for Richard and Kathy Verlander.
Richard Verlander knows parents need plenty of help in raising a successful professional athlete.
He should know. He and his wife, Kathy, had plenty of help, beginning with the people of their small Virginia hometown of Manikin-Sabot, in raising arguably the best pitcher in Major League Baseball, Justin Verlander.
They are sharing their experiences over the past nearly 30 years in raising Justin and his younger brother, Ben, in a new book titled, “Rocks Across the Pond.”
And, the couple is coming to Montague Wednesday, Feb. 6, to talk to parents and fans at a book signing at Montague High School.
The Verlanders, who have received the 2008 George and Barbara Bush Little League Parents of the Year Award at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, will also be selling their book at the book signing. And, $5 from each book sale will go to the Montague High School baseball program.
The book signing begins at 6 p.m., followed by a talk by the Verlanders at 7 p.m. The couple will take questions from the audience and sign more books as time allows.
They will also be at Mona Shores High School at 8 a.m. on Feb. 6 for a speech and book signing.
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