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Recently we hosted 8 college athletes take our 24 hour challenge to get away from distraction and learn as much about Jesus Christ as possible. Though we had plenty of time for capture the flag games, whiffle ball, fishing, canoe races and of course a campfire. the central focus of our time was spent learning how to use the Bible and how Jesus proved that He is God. Once those facts are learned, its easy to see how it applies to our lives, our decisions, and our activities. Guest speakers were Shawn Lazarus (who also hosted),Josh Holden and Mike Hurley. All shared their struggles in life without Christ and then how they have been learning how to be more committed to him in spite of the distractions of success.
Top Game Performances this Season:
Romeo Travis (Russia) 26 pts. 14 rebs. 5 stls. 5 asts
Jeremiah Woods (Argentina) 29 pts. 20 rebs. 6 asts 4 blks
Zeke Marshall (Lebanon) 11 pts. 10 rebs. 2 blks.
Dru Joyce (Germany) 27 pts. 12 asts 9 rebs 4 stls.
Dem. Treadwell (Argentina) 32 pts. 16 rebs. 3 blks
Alex Abreu (Puerto Rico)
Players to watch on Major League Rosters:
Stephen Drew - Shortstop. New York Yankees.
T.J. House - Starting pitcher. Cleveland Indians
Justin Maxwell - OF. S.F. Giants
Steven Wright - Pitcher. Boston.
Tony Sipp - Relief Pitcher. Houston Astros.
Ben Zobrist - 2nd base. Oakland A's
Rich Dauer - 1st base coach. Houston Astros
Wish we could say we know the Curry family personally but we don't. However, his dad, Dell, once played for the Cavs and Steph was born in Akron so we feel like he is one of our own. Stephen's performance on the court and behavior off the court have already been impressive enough in his young career but we are happy to see him pass excel at an even tougher test - accepting praise during his MVP award speech. It's hard to imagine a more perfect acceptance speech. He honored God, his wife, his teammates and his family. All of us need to learn from this example as to hw to handle honor from others.
SPORTSMANSHIP ...... Recently we read about an unusually exemplary form of sportsmanship taking place in Texas. At Vanguard College Prep,two student-athletes decided sportsmanship needed to mean a lot more. When playing against Gainesville, Texas' juvenile correction facility for felony offenders, they were well aware that they would have no fans in attendance. Since Gainesville only allows their players to travel as a reward for good behavior, no other "classmates" that are incarcarated, attend the games. Parents rarely attend. Cheerleaders are non-existent. But those two student-athletes from Vanguard changed all that before game day. Steve Hartman reported on the surprise awaiting the Gainesville Tornadoes.
2014's BEST TWEET
That was the simple tweet LeBron posted the day of his announcement on July 11. It was a link to the following Sports Illustrated article, which in turn set off a a new challenge for values and influence in sport.
SI exclusive: LeBron James explains his return to Cleveland CavaliersBy Sports Illustrated @SInow
LeBron James explains to SI's Lee Jenkins why he's returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat.
2015'S BEST TWEET
THE TEAM JAM CHALLENGE
WHAT IS YOUR STORY? As athletes, we only spectate when participation is no longer possible. Fortunately, with the TEAM JAM experience, we are NEVER relegated to the bench. Playing time is always available.
Since 1991, TEAM JAM volunteers (there are no employees) have been observing activities, coaching, mentoring, tutoring, counseling,visiting hospitals and funerals, providing chaplain services to teams, finding college scholarships, and especially teaching others about Jesus Christ and making Biblically based decisions. But why listen to US tell stories? We are interested in what YOU are doing!!! Share with us YOUR story of how God used you to impact/change a lifel! In addition, we are always willing to help your efforts. Contact us at 330.352.4231 or email@example.com with your stories OR ideas.