Vooks is pleased to have created and produced NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott's biographical children's book. The original book focuses on his life, from childhood to present, and the Grit (perseverance) that helped him achieve his successes. It's a wonderful story that will inspire youthful readers and adults. And we're providing a link below so you can share the inspiring story with your budding academic and athletic athletes.
Vooks Teams Up with NFL Legend Ronnie Lott, Launching the All-New Vooks Original Storybook “Ronnie And His Grit”
The New Story Details Lott’s Determination that Guided Him from a Little Boy with Big Dreams to a Four-Time NFL Champion & Hall Of Famer
Vooks, the world’s first and only streaming platform bringing storybooks to life through animation, announced the launch of the all-new Vooks original “Ronnie And His Grit.” The football fable is based on the life of NFL Hall Of Famer and four-time Super Bowl Champion Ronnie Lott, and is written by Leslie Harter and illustrated by Jonathan Sundy.
“Ronnie And His Grit” follows the life of Ronnie Lott as he grows from a small boy with big dreams into one of the greatest safeties in NFL history. Along the way, readers will watch as young Ronnie works hard to become strong and fast, guided by the voice of Grit that urges him to never give up no matter how many times he falls. During his journey, Ronnie learns important lessons like respect, determination, and how to best use his athletic abilities, trying his hand at baseball and basketball before stepping onto the football field where his big dreams really take flight. With a dynamic animation style and a timeless story of courage and resilience, “Ronnie And His Grit” shows kids what can happen when they follow their dreams and listen to their own voice of Grit.
“To me, it didn’t matter where I played—I just wanted to play well,” Lott said. “A large part of that mindset was due to the grit and determination that was instilled in me at a young age, driving me forward from a kid on the playground to the biggest stage of all. I appreciate the opportunity to share my story with young readers on Vooks, and I hope it will inspire them to be the absolute best that they can be, no matter what dreams they decide to pursue.”
"Ronnie Lott is one of the greatest players in NFL history, and it was an honor to bring his inspiring story to life in this all-new Vooks original tale,” said Russell Hirtzel, Vooks Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer. “True stories are always a favorite for our readers, and Mr. Lott’s is one that everyone can relate to—showcasing the power of determination and the importance of following your dreams.”
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