First Weekend of Champions held

In February, 1967, the first Weekend of Champions was held in Kansas City. The FCA staff teamed up with college and professional athletes and coaches and invaded communities in a program that they would long remember. Teams would speak in school assemblies on Friday, visit detention homes and conduct athletic clinics on Saturday, have a banquet on Saturday evening, speak in churches on Sunday morning and hold a rally on a Sunday afternoon. A crowd of 11,000 people attended a Sunday afternoon rally in Kansas City. That same year, Concordia, Kan., and Batlesville, Okla., also staged Weekend of Champions programs.

– From Wayne Atcheson’s book, “Impact for Christ: How FCA Has Influenced the Sports World.”

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