has been an all-state athlete, teacher, championship coach, administrator and best-selling author during his 40-year span in athletics and education.
For 20 years (1983-2003) he created an atmosphere of enthusiasm, education, inspiration and awareness at his popular summer basketball camp (Jamie Angeli's Camp of Champs) in the states of Michigan and Wisconsin.
His latest project, "Storybook Champions", promises to educate, inspire and entertain boys and girls ranging from ages 5 to 15; the critical character and attitude building phases of their lives.
With just a little input from you, "Storybook Champions" takes each child and makes them the main character in this incredible journey of athletic and life success, failure, adversity, and perseverance.
The story begins with the main character, (you), having a terrible day at school; from flunking a test to a horrible (your favorite sport) practice. Even though today is your birthday, nothing seems to be going your way. You come home to find the worst surprise party imaginable. Bitter and disappointed and acting a bit selfish, you leave your parents a nasty note and then go to bed. Just as you fall to sleep an interesting character, Chip Skipperbuzzy, appears from your closet. He is sent to take you on a journey that promises to inspire, educate and entertain.
In "Storybook Champions", Angeli has compiled some of the most thought-provoking stories, quotes and inspirational moments and has woven them into a story that will undoubtedly move and inspire you to take action in your life. During this trip, the main character also meets their favorite athlete in their favorite sport. This athlete delivers some sound advice on becoming the best they can be, as well as describing and diagraming certain key drills to help develop the necessary skills for success in that given sport.
Like every journey in life, "Storybook Champions" will help each child experience the highs and lows of growing up, while presenting a unique, personal touch that each child and parent will not soon forget.
Each boy and girl will be challenged to think beyond scoring baskets, touchdowns, homeruns, and goals while learning an appreciation for team play, strong values and the process of making the appropriate decisions on and off the playing field.
"Storybook Champions" promises to help bring out the best that is in all of us, providing long-lasting results that will carry over into their family, school, athletics and relationships.