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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fitness, fellowship and faith - Jacksonville Daily News

Eastern North Carolina’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes gathered at Northwoods High School Saturday morning for Day of Champions, a day of perspiration and inspiration.

More than 150 student athletes from high schools and middle schools in Onslow, Jones, Carteret, Duplin and Craven counties competed in sports that included basketball and ultimate Frisbee.

“Everyone is challenged to live a life of integrity and have a positive role in their communities,” said former local FCA director Nance Anderton. “This is an excellent opportunity for us serve in a different way.”

Teams were led by huddle coaches, whose responsibilities included providing encouragement and coordination during the event and providing such support on a regular basis.

“The most exciting thing is to watch young people finding faith in God and standing up to defend their beliefs,” said Brewster Middle School’s huddle coach Gail Lindsey. “That is the biggest gift to me, more so than anything else.”

After the tournament ended about 1 p.m., participants gathered for prayer and lunch, which was provided by Chick-Fil-A and Jersey Mike’s Subs. When the meal was finished, a group picture was snapped and an awards ceremony honoring the day’s top athletes began.

Current FCA area director John Holden, who organized the event, said he expects to continue hosting the event annually.

Anyone interested in getting involved with next year’s Day of Champions is encouraged to contact Holden at 910-389-6286 or

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