Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 FCA Outdoors - Hank Parker Invitational

Hank Parker takes a bid on the shotgun
 held by FCA organizer Alan Welch
FCA is celebrating 60 years in action
The third annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Outdoors event was postponed from February until March due to the ice storm. But that didn't stop a wide array of athlete celebrities from turning out to demonstrate their support for christianity, chief among them being two-time Bassmaster Champion Hank Parker. Other supporters included football coaches Art Baker and Sam Wyche, NASCAR legend Cale Yarborough, NFL kicker Ryan Succop, basketball's Phil Ford and baseball greats Bob Bolin and Billy O'Dell. Gathering at Meadow Wood in Union County, N.C. the participants enjoyed shooting clay targets, quail hunts and even a pheasant tower shoot. Live and silent auctions kept patrons mindful that this event is about raising funds that will be utilized by FCA to reach out to kids in schools who might be interested in sports and / or the outdoors. Hank Parker addressed the crowd during a lunch hour prayer meeting and said that if we can reach the youths with the word of God some of them may decide to live a christian life and seek firm footing in life, and not a path that leads to chaos. Ryan Succop and others witnessed too about how FCA helps them to stay grounded and since I have seen them at this FCA Outdoors event for three years straight, their actions help to show their commitment. It is impressive to see this gathering of christians enjoying the shooting sports.

To view past blog entries from the FCA Outdoors Hank Parker Invitational click 2013 or 2012.

Christians gather for safety briefing before shooting

First-class sporting clays station at Meadow Wood

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