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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