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CHS FCA - Striving to Make a Difference

FCA members Amanda Ruhland, junior; Sarah Wilson, senior; Brendon Reid, senior; Lexie Correa, junior; Riley Sloop, sophomore; and Rachael Harvey, junior, display hand sanitizer that is being collected as a club community service project.

The CHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes is one of several active school organizations that focus on fellowship as well as serving our community. One event was a recent tailgate party prior to the Homecoming football game. Former Carolina Panther Derwin Gray spoke to the club as a guest speaker. “Derwin Gray’s message to us was about making a difference in this world and being proud of what we believe in,” remarked club sponsor Mike Helms. “We had pizza and a great time playing cornhole and throwing the football.” Mrs. Kim Wren is also a club sponsor. One of the club’s community service projects is currently underway.

The CHS FCA is currently collecting hand sanitizer and deflated sports balls (soccer, basketball, football, etc) to be delivered to Nicaragua and Haiti. This activity is part of a “Feed My Starving Children” event sponsored by the Mineral Springs United Methodist Church. In November a group will be going to Haiti and Nicaragua to distribute food and other goods. “The average yearly income in Nicaragua is around $900,” said Coach Helms, “so they have no money for many of the things we take for granted.” The sports balls and hand sanitizer will help complete the delivery. Anyone wishing to help this cause may contact Coach Mike Helms or Kim Wren. Donations will be accepted until November 10. “This is a great opportunity to help the less fortunate. Our focus for this year was doing hard things and we are really stressing making a difference in our community and the world,” said FCA President and CHS Senior Brendon Reid.

The FCA meets every Wednesday morning at 7:20 a.m. in the main gym and all students are welcome.

Written by: Ms. Paula White
Posted: Nov 01, 2010 by Ms. Paula White

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