When former University of Tennessee 3x All-American, Nicole Stoltenberg, and IRONMAN, Todd Stoltenberg became parents, they struggled to find bedtime books for their two boys that aligned with their lifestyle and introduced sports at a young age. As lifelong athletes, reading books about farm animals night after night was not making the cut. This is where the vision for a baby and toddler touch-and-feel sports book began. They joined forces with illustrator Brandon Minch, a former college and French pro-league football player, to create
You Can Play Sports, promoting sensory awareness, vocabulary association, and diversity in a fun, tangible format that children adore.
Children’s access to sports and the lessons sports build are imperative to the mission of You Can Play Sports; therefore, a portion of every book's proceeds will be donated to Good Sports
, an organization that gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel, and footwear to those most in need.