Plano, Texas, September 18, 2017 – AMENDED RELEASE – Author Jo Ann Pugh’s book, The 50-Yard Line Mom: One Mom’s Journey Through The NFL And Beyond scores a touchdown! Her book has now become an Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller! This nonfiction guidebook was written to help athletes pursuing professional sports, as well as the families supporting these athletes.
Through the author's experience as the mother of former NFL safety Jordan Pugh, Jo Ann had a front row seat to the pitfalls and pinnacles of the journey to and through professional sports. This firsthand knowledge armed her with inside information and invaluable wisdom that she generously shares in her new release.
The foreword of the book is written by three-time Pro Bowl safety, Super Bowl XXXI Champion, Sports Analyst and Talk Show Host, Eugene Robinson, who wholeheartedly endorses the book.
“Jo Ann Pugh knows firsthand how unpredictable and rocky the NFL journey can be,” says Robinson. “She’s been through it all with her son, Jordan, and she’s well-equipped to make it easier for you to navigate what may, at times, seem like a minefield.”
In The 50-Yard Line Mom: One Mom’s Journey Through The NFL And Beyond, Jo Ann delivers straightforward advice with compassion and a tell-it-like-it-is approach. To readers, she is the best friend who has been through it all.
A must-read for athletes at all levels and equally important for their parents or guardians, Pugh's book covers some of the most critical information related to a career in sports, including: managing the rollercoaster of draft day; how to hire and when to fire an agent; protecting players' physical and mental health; the truth about the money, and planning for life after the pros.
A business executive with a background in nursing, Jo Ann is also the founder of 50-Yard Line Mom®, an organization that offers guidance and wisdom designed to empower athletes and their families by raising awareness about player health and wellbeing.
Jo Ann Pugh is an advocate for athletes at all levels of their sports journey. A speaker and consultant who also serves as a Family Advisor for the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, Jo Ann is available for interviews.