June 2016

Proud day in Cleveland History!!!
Director's Corner
A Message from Steve Sanders

Monthly Motivation: 

Wow! We are the World Champions of the NBA! It's been almost two weeks since the Cavs won the Finals and it still feels somewhat unreal. 

I'm sure we've all heard Lebron James' heartfelt letter a thousand times over the past year but it seems to never get old to me. "In Northeast Ohio, NOTHING is given, EVERYTHING IS EARNED!" Those words seem to carry more weight now after coming back from 3-1 in the NBA Finals! Something that no team has ever done! Not the 96-98 Bulls, not the Magic Johnson Lead Lakers but it was the 2016 Cleveland Cavs who were able to do so! 

As I wrap up this longer than usual Motivational Message, I want to highlight Lebron James' answer to a post game 7 question - "How did you all do it?". Without hesitation, Lebron simply stated "The Man above doesn't put more on you than you can handle". As great as LBJ played in this series, leading all players in every statistical category, the greatest thing he did was give honor and glory to God aka "The Man Above". 

In closing, always remember that no matter the adversity you are facing in life, The Man above will not put more on you than you can handle! 

#Amen  #FCACleveland  #WorldChamps
Check out what we have been up to... 
Summer for FCA is a time to focus on camp and preparing for the kick-off of the next school year's huddles!

 Summer is also a time when we are preparing for camp season. This year the Camp theme is "RISE". NE Ohio will be hosting a Leadership Camp in July.  Leadership Camps are for student-athletes, Huddle Coaches and volunteers who serve as leaders on their local campuses. The camp focuses on teaching practical skills for Christian growth, the development as an effective campus leader and the training for spiritual, organizational and motivational tools for use in the FCA Campus Ministry. See "Upcoming Events" below for more details.
School's out so now it is time to prepare for the 2016/17 school year

     Summer is the time when we begin planning and preparing for the next school year. Events are in the works for our "Huddles" from next year's Fields of Faith and Huddle Showdown to a new event coming to a school near you!

     Steve spoke to around 400 businessmen and women at American Income Life. He was able to share with them about the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the impact that it is having around the Greater Cleveland area as well as inspire them with his message of  "Walking in the Power". 
Meet the new faces at 
Cleveland FCA

     Meet  Mark Schuckman! Mark  joined the Metro Cleveland FCA Board in June 2016. He is an entrepreneur and business developer who graduated from Central Michigan University. He spends his time coaching youth basketball, football, soccer, baseball and volleyball as well as being a basketball official.
    Mark resides in Elyria with his wife, Barb, who he has been married to for 22 years. Together they have 3 children, Nathan-19 yrs., Sarah-17 yrs. and Grace-14 yrs. Mark is excited to be a part of the FCA Board and being a part in a ministry that combines sports and God!

Meet Matt Moos! Matt joined the Metro Cleveland FCA board in June 2016. He g raduated from The Ohio State University with a major in Sociology and minor in Marketing. Matt is the current VP of Corporate Development with the Lake Erie Crushers. 
  Matt's love for sports is evident by his current involvement with coaching and other sports related organizations. He is currently on the  Board of Trustees with the North Coast Chamber of Commerce, Assistant Wrestling Coach at Lorain High School, a member of Toledo Public Schools Athletic Commission, Nationwide Kickoff Classic Wrestling Tournament Director, Director of Lorain Ohio Youth League Sectional and All Star Wrestling Tournaments and Executive Director of Beat The Streets Toledo.  
Matt is married to Mandy and they have 2 sons, Madden and Marek. FCA is a perfect fit for Mark with it's combination of God and sports!
Upcoming Events

FCA 3-D Leadership Camp
July 28-30, 2016  

   WHERE:      Malone University , Canton, OH
    WHO:          Rising 8th-12th grade middle school & high school students,                         and  Adult Campers
   COST:          Students  $275 if registered by May 31st
                      $300 after May 31st
                      Adults:    $200
   DEPOSIT:  There is a $100 deposit required to register
   FEES:   Refunds are available, except for a $100 cancellation.  If you fail                   to  cancel and do not show up for camp, the full $300 is expected.

Click  HERE to register!