MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- The East Central Mississippi fellowship of Christian athletes hosted its 2nd annual Jackie Slay Breakfast of Champions on Good Friday at the Tommy Dulaney Center.
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"The main important thing here is we're giving god all the glory. We're reaching to young people to tell them to stand for Christ on their field. That bring awareness to the community of what god is doing at our local schools," said Jonathan Fulcher, the FCA area director.
This event is used to create awareness of ministry outreach and to raise funds to support programs and activities associated with the FCA.
"We get to recognize local high school athletes as champions of character. Kids may not be the best athlete or the smartest, but they have true character and good integrity on and off the field," said Fulcher. "We also get to raise funds for the ministry for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes locally and we get to celebrate all the god has done this past year at FCA."
Student athletes were nominated for their outstanding faith and character on and off the field. New Orleans Saints linebacker and Mississippi native, Demario Davis, served as the keynote speaker.
"The platform that the FCA has, combining sports into gospel and helping athletes to use their platform to share the gospel with their communities and with the rest of the world is amazing," said Davis.
The crowd was moved by Davis’s testimony. Fulcher says that it was an honor to have Davis to speak for FCA.
"He was our keynote speaker this year. It was a great opportunity to hear from him, a NFL athlete that stands for Christ on the field and off the field," said Fulcher.