Jim “The Rookie” Morris (JTRM) Foundation exists to give back to impoverished communities across America through philanthropic efforts. These efforts include providing meals, mini-sports camps-helping at risk youth make good choices through teamwork, providing sports equipment, and spreading the message of hope and unity through meeting the felt needs of others.
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Jim Morris’ journey is a testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. Eleven years after retiring from baseball, he unexpectedly learned a life-changing lesson from his high school team. While giving a pep talk about the importance of dreams and hard work, the team challenged him about giving up his own goals. Morris made his last place team the following bet: if they won the district championship, he would tryout for a major league team. His team won.
Not much later he found himself at a big league tryout, throwing a miraculous twelve consecutive pitches at a rate of ninety-eight miles per hour. After just three months in the minors Morris was a major league player for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Now a role model to millions, Morris’ memoir, The Rookie, was made into a major motion picture by Disney in which Dennis Quaid portrayed him. Today, Jim Morris lives with his family near San Antonio and travels the world as America’s foremost inspirational and motivational speaker. His story has become an inspiration to anyone interested in living their dreams.
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