The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is hosting a virtual huddle up on Wednesday afternoons. The organization says it’s part of their effort to keep young athletes connected in a temporary era of social distancing. FCA says it’s just one way they are offering ways to coaches and athletes to connect through #FCAvirtual
Their weekly event begins at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 Central) with FCA hosting its new “Huddle Up!” YouTube events. The global sports gathering features nationally known sports standouts who talk about their faith journeys with viewers.
“In this season without sports, FCA hopes these all-in, virtual Huddles will encourage and challenge coaches, athletes, parents and fans who are searching for connection and sports-related content,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “Nearly every coach and athlete on every level has experienced disappointment, from cancelled tournaments, ended seasons and the loss of camaraderie with their teams.”
Wednesday’s event will host Mo Isom, LSU All-American soccer goalie, Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara, motocross champ Trey Canard; and Professional Golfers’ Association standout Jonathan Byrd
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 2
Participants can subscribe to the channel and set a reminder for Wednesday afternoon when livestreaming will begin. Additional “Huddle Up!” livestreams will feature prominent sports figures every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET
Watch last week’s event:
For the “Huddle Up!” initiative, FCA is partnering with Professional Athletes Outreach (PAO) and Nations of Coaches. To learn more about #FCAvirtual, visit www.fca.org/virtual, or #FCAvirtual on Twitter and Instagram.
“It is comforting to know that professional athletes at the highest level share these struggles as well and that they rely on Jesus for peace and guidance,” stated Williamson.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice