The Madison County Cowboy football team and coaches just returned from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Team Camp Three. Coach Coe wanted to say thank you to all who gave their hard earned money to send the team to FCA camp.
The annual camp is hosted by Marianna High School and the teams are housed at the Blue Spring Assembly in Marianna. The Cowboys joined Pace High School of Pensacola area and Branford High from Suwannee County for Camp Three. Jefferson County, Marianna High School and Frankie Carroll’s Pelham, Georgia, team made up Camp One. Taylor County, Chipley, Wakulla and Jay made up Camp Two.
The camp began at 10 a.m. each day with team practices and live competition, runs for two hours each morning and afternoon. The players are in “shells,” which is everything but lower pads. The players love it because they have been doing passing leagues in shorts and are anxious for some live contact. The coaches love this 11 on 11 live format because kick-off is only four weeks away for most and they get a good look against live competition.
The FCA staff loves it because we have the privilege of sharing the message of Christ with the all the teams. The coaches are challenged in their personal faith and encouraged to be a positive influence for their communities. Statistically, eight out of 10 teenagers in America do not attend any church, but 100% of their team attended team camp.
From July 22-31, 515 coaches and athletes attended these three camps and 172 athletes made personal commitments for Christ. “There seemed to be a real hunger for direction and truth in the lives of the students and coaches this year. There is so much instability in our culture, students are looking for foundational truth and relationships they can build their lives on,” said Steve McHargue, FCA Area Representative.
Many thanks to everyone who gave to make this summer camp season a record success.