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FCA starts adult chapter in Albany

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November 20, 2002

Albany -- Business people in the Albany area are organizing an adult chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. They hope to support the student F.C.A. organization in Southwest Georgia Middle and High Schools.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes have chapters in most of the middle and high schools in Dougherty, Lee, and Terrell Counties. Now business people in the Albany area are putting together an adult chapter, to help sponsor the students.

The Assistant State Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Doug Scott said, "We seek out a Christian coach or teacher to be the leaders. We bring the platform of the athletes together to draw others. But it is open to everyone, not just athletes."

F.C.A. students can go to summer camps in North Carolina and St. Simons Island, but many need sponsorship to help pay the cost. The adult chapter will help open as many opportunities as possible for the students.

Former NFL star Bill Stanfill said "If we can provide funding for retreats, if it can turn one kid around, it's worth it. In just another way we can serve our Lord."

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is open to all students, not just athletes.

Scott said "They come together for Christian Fellowship. We break down all denominational barriers, Baptist, Presbyterian, Catholic, and come together under Jesus Christ."

Currently there are over 500 students in Albany area Middle and High Schools involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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