“Son of Bum” Book Signing Benefits TCSI
Bill Baldwin, long-time Houstonian and owner of Boulevard Realty, and the Center for Success and Independence hosted a special fundraising event with football great Wade Phillips. Phillips signed copies of his new book, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life, on the evening of June 20th. The memoir delves into two of the most storied careers in American football, those of Wade and his father, Bum Phillips.
The event rejoined important pieces of Houston football history. Robert Woods, Co-Founder/CEO of the Center for Success and Independence, played for the Oilers when Wade was a coach. Bill’s own father, Bobby Baldwin, was Wade’s college coach at the University of Houston and they later worked together with the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. The event was organized with the generous help of Trish Baldwin-Hagner.
Copies of the book were available for purchase at the event. All proceeds benefited the Center for Success and Independence.
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