March 2016
Director's Corner

     I would like to introduce myself to those who I have not had a chance to meet yet. My name is Steve Sanders and I am the Cleveland Metro Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I joined this great organization back in October of 2015 and it has been a wonderful experience to be a part of what God is doing through FCA here in Cleveland. 

     I am a Cleveland native, having grown up in the inner city. I attended Cleveland Metropolitan schools and continued my  education at Bowling Green State University where I was a part of, 3-time National Championship coach, Urban Meyer's first recruiting class. I finished my college football career with impressive career stats landed me honors as one of BGSU's All-Time leading wide receivers.  More importantly, I graduated college with a bachelors degree in Political Science. My success on the field led me to play in the NFL for my hometown, the Cleveland Browns, during the 2006-2008 seasons. I also has played for the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals. I willingly retired from the NFL to pursue my life's purpose of directly impacting young people who have come from similar environments as myself. 

   I am eager to see where God leads me in this new role with FCA and to see the lives of young athletes and coaches impacted for Jesus Christ!
Check out what we have been up to... 

              City Club of Cleveland 
                 Concussion Panel  
            with Steve Sanders & Josh Cribbs

   On January 20, 2016 Cleveland Metro Director, Steve Sanders, was the moderator at this panel discussion on concussions. Josh Cribbs and his wife Maria along with Dr.   Mayur Pandya discussed how the sports world is changing to become more aware and proactive in concussion awareness, monitoring and prevention. The event was attended by those in the sports world, business world along with young students as well.

Click HERE to see the entire video of the event
FCA partners to show "Race" the movie

    On February 19, 2016 Cleveland FCA partnered with   local community leaders to sponsor 300 scholars from 6 different school districts to see the movie "Race", the Jessie Owens Story, for free! Each student received a popcorn and drink.
2016 Huddle Showdown
February 28, 2016

*8 schools    *150 students
*35 new commitments/re-commitments
Speaker-Steve Sanders

This was the 6th Annual Huddle Showdown! Once again the event was exciting, fun and impactful to all that were there. Buckeye High School was the 2016 champions. They are the only school to be a 2 time champion of this event! Other schools in attendance were Cuyahoga Hts. HS, Rocky River HS, Nordonia HS, Westlake HS, Strongsville HS and Lutheran West HS.
     Christian Community School                    Basketball banquet
                  with Steve Sanders 

  On March 8, 2016 Steve Sanders was the speaker at Christian Community School's Basketball Banquet. Bob Markovich, a FCA Board member, donated 60 "Training Camp For Life" books for all the basketball players, both girls and boys.

Introducing a new addition to the
 Cleveland FCA family

    Joining our staff at the beginning of March is Pam Matejka. Pam returns to FCA, after being gone for 18 months, as Steve Sander's Administrative Assistant. She is very excited to be back with FCA and cannot wait to meet many of you! Please feel free to contact her with any questions regarding FCA.
Upcoming Events
April 15, 2016
Men's Bible Study Event 
La Centre in Westlake
Steve Sanders-speaker
no charge or registration required
Click HERE for more information
May 23, 2016
Faith, Leadership & Life
InfoCision Stadium at the University of Akron
Jim Tressel & Terry Bowden-speakers
6:30 - 8:30pm
Registration due by May 6, 2016
Register with Beth Hedtke at
Click HERE to see the flier.