A near capacity crowd was on hand Thursday Night at the South Central Missouri Fellowship of Christian Athletes annual Athletes and Coach of the Year Banquet at Chateau on the Lake.
The Inspirational and Uplifting Night was headlined by speaker Anthony Robles. The 2010-2011 NCAA Wrestling Champion at 125lbs was born without his right leg. He did not let that or anyone stop him. He spoke to the group about perseverance and ability within us all to become a champion.
The male and female athletes of the year were honored at the Banquet. The recipients this year were Kinsey Stevens from Galena and Payton Varner from Cassville.
Stevens, an All-Confernce Cross-Country Runner and All-American Cheerleader will attend Pittsburg State University in Kansas and hopes to study Exercise Science or Biology.
Varner, a golfer and manager for the basketball team at Cassville will attend Crowder to study History.
Both athletes are extremely active in their respective FCA groups and their churches.
The Coach of the Year was Vicki Spivey, Hurley Huddle Coach and Head Softball Coach.
It was an incredible evening. To see the work that God is doing in our area schools is tremendous. Brian Mitchell, hits the road, most of the time, before the sun comes up in the morning. Whether its Coaches Bible Studies, Team Huddles, or one of the other 1500 tasks Brian does every day to further the work of the organization, his work is always Christ centered and for the Glory of God.
Jim Connell and I got a chance to sit down with Robles before the event. Click on the link below to hear that conversation..
FCA could use your help. Lets help them continue spreading the word of God to athletes all over SW Missouri.