As part of the Atlanta Braves’ recognition of community heroes, Kyle and Brent Pease were honored on May 14th during the game. The Pease Brothers were recognized for their continued efforts to promote inclusion of differently abled individuals in sports. For Kyle, a lifelong Braves fan, it was a dream come true.
“As I got to wheel out of a tunnel to an amazing crowd, and to watch the video and all the photographs really put into focus what we are trying to do with the Kyle Pease Foundation. I was in awe of the moment.”
“As a life-long Braves Fan it was a dream come true. Being by the Atlanta Braves was such an exciting moment for me, as I got to wheel out of a tunnel to an amazing crowd, and to watch the video and all the photographs really put into focus what we are trying to do with The Kyle Pease Foundation. I was in awe of the moment. The book signing was another terrific opportunity to share our story and go behind the scenes of brotherly love to realizing our dreams of becoming athletes together,” Kyle said.
Everything from that week set in after the book signing two days later, at which they debuted their autobiography, Beyond the Finish. “The book signing,” Kyle added, “was another terrific opportunity to share our story and go behind the scenes of brotherly love to realizing our dreams of becoming athletes together.”
In 1991, the Braves were finally out of the cellar and on the last game of the season they clinched their first of 14 straight pennants. Sitting behind home plate were three of the biggest Braves fans and their mother (she might have been the biggest fan). It was the first time we as brothers got to experience the real thrill of victory. I know that HD & 4k tv's are all the rage, but nothing can replace the excitement of being there in person. With more than 50,000 people cheering on the hometown team it was one of the coolest experiences for us as brothers.
Flash forward to two stadiums later, a move OTP and the Braves were getting ready to call our name. For two guys who probably had no shot at a big league contract this was pretty amazing. When they called our name and we walked onto the field it was damn near close to that game in 1991. I might have even stole a glance at the jumbotron to see the smiles on our faces. The most exciting part was feeling like an even bigger part of the Atlanta Sport Community. The night was about honoring community heroes and the focus was as much on the foundation as the two of us. Of course it didn't hurt that we got to wear custom game jersey's with our names on them! We are incredibly proud of the work of the foundation and are ever humbled at the recognition that sometimes brings.
Because who does things easy?? We turned around on Thursday night and launched our book, Beyond the Finish! When we learned more about the process of actually writing a book we decided in 2016 to get started on the project then. We figured when the last chapter occurred we could finally write that one. After the Ironman last fall we were able to finally complete our book and begin the editing process to get this ready for 'mass consumption.' A big thanks to Todd Civin & Mascot Books for helping us pull this together and helping us learn along the way the energy required to write a book. The reception was fantastic and nearly 150 copies went out the door for that first event. We hope that each of you can take something from the book as friends, parents, athletes and maybe even brothers. We hope this brings you as much joy as it brought us along the way and even more so as the first books head out the door. We've been told that the Amazon market place is pretty big so as you get your book please review and share your comments there and hope that you encourage your friends to grab a copy too! Thank you to all of you who have ordered and started reading your copies already!
Together WE Wheel!