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Donuts, Diamonds, & Dreams

Bill Severns

It all began in the Sandlot. A magical time where all of us kids dreamed and played.

We were free to play. We loved being with our friends. We learned how to share, encourage, dream, and enjoy each other. We learned how to negotiate, figure things out, use our imaginations, and cheer each other on.

We figured out that we were all different and that was good. Kind of like diamonds, we each brought our own special talent.

We played baseball, but that was just a piece of our time together. We learned that there are lots of fun things to do, and boy, did we love to try them all.

Hold on to your dreams, grab a donut with your friends, and enjoy the ride while you can!

Book Details

  • Publisher: Dustjacket Media
  • Publish Date: Jul 18th, 2017
  • Pages: 88
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.90in - 5.90in - 0.20in - 0.40lb
  • EAN: 9781943027118
  • Categories: Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation

About the Author

Bill (Billy) Severns is a father, grandfather and coach-a guy who loves kids. His goal in writing this book was to encourage children and their parents to engage in a conversation about dreams, problems, choices and solutions.
As a sophomore, he was cut from the baseball team on the first day of practice. Seven years later he finished a college baseball career at the University of Oklahoma as the Sooners career leader in games played, hits, extra base hits, total bases, triples, stolen bases and runs scored.

He had to work hard, accept challenges and make choices to see his dream come true.
He hopes you will do the same.

Follow Billy's speaking engagements, read his other books, and purchase his DVD documentary by visiting

Bill and Suzanne live in Prairie Village Kansas and have been married for forty years. They have four wonderful children and eight grandchildren.

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