April Newsletter 2017
Director's Corner
Monthly Motivation

 He Picked YOU!

Most people believe that they picked God by choosing to believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins which is partly true. However, God picked each and everyone of us! He picked us before we knew we would accept His Son as our Lord and Savior. He picked you and me to do what we are called to do.

Some answer the call and others run from it! Which are you? When you refuse to walk in your God given purpose you are holding back so many people! Who am I holding back Steve? I'm glad you asked! You are holding back the people He called you to impact for the Kingdom Of God!

I use to be a "runner". I knew what I was suppose to do but I ran in the opposite direction... I didn't want people to think I was acting like "I was better than them". I didn't believe I was good enough to lead within God's Kingdom. I was right, I'm not good enough but it's His Grace and Mercy which covers me  to allow me to pick up my cross and walk with Him everyday. 

Now... I'm unapologetic for the call on my life because I know without a shadow of doubt, HE PICKED ME! I walk in that favor. So should you because He Picked YOU too! 

2017 First Annual FCA
"City of Champions for Christ" Luncheon

Pictured L to R, Award Recipients & FCA Metro Director: 
Ted Ginn Sr., Coach Sam Rutigliano, Steve Sanders, FCA Metro Director, and Dan D'Orazio

On Thursday, April 13, 2017 Metro Cleveland FCA hosted the First Annual "City of Champions for Christ" Luncheon at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. The event was held on the practice court to a sold out crowd. Dr. Alex Johnson, the President of Cuyahoga Community College, was the keynote speaker. All that attended were inspired by all of those that spoke, especially the three award recipients. 

FCA presented awards to three individuals:

Coach Sam Rutigliano 
was presented with the "FCA Don McClanen Founders Award", which was presented to someone who instilled the values of excellence, integrity, teamwork and serving in the hearts of athletes. 

Ted Ginn Sr. 
received the "FCA Community Leader Award" for being someone who has exemplified a strong servant leadership approach to serving youth with a high emphasis on community. 

Mr. Dan D'Orazio 
was presented with the "FCA Leadership Award" that is awarded to an FCA Huddle Leader that consistently demonstrates the values and commitment that make up a strong and vibrant servant leader.
 FCA Camp 2017

New Year, New FCA Theme:  

There is power in One Gospel. There is power in One Truth. And there is power in our One Great God who transforms hearts and brings victory in our lives. As Christian coaches and athletes when we stand together with one passion, one power and one purpose, there is great impact!

Mark your calendars for  July 10-14, 2017  and join other athletes from Metro Cleveland FCA at a multi-sports camp at Albion College in Albion, MI this summer! 

To register or for more details click  HERE

**For general camp information or to search for another FCA Camp click 
Metro Cleveland FCA
Huddle Leader Highlight
Dan D'Orazio
Cuyahoga Heights High School

Dan was recently honored with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Leadership Award at the Metro Cleveland FCA "City of Champions for Christ" Luncheon on Friday, April 13 th  at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.

Dan is a teacher, coach and huddle leader at Cuyahoga Heights High School. He has been teaching for 32 years, the last 28 at his current location. He is a mathematics teacher with his emphasis in Geometry the past several years. Dan coaches football, basketball and track. He has been the FCA huddle leader at Cuyahoga Heights since the early 90's with his school hosting the Annual FCA Huddle Showdown for the last 7 years.  As a huddle leader, Dan helps to oversee the student-led FCA meetings at the High School, which are held once per week during the lunch period. The FCA chapter at Cuyahoga Heights High School also periodically engages in various service projects, which include singing Christmas carols at local nursing homes, volunteering at nearby food pantries, and providing assorted treats to teachers to thank them for their hard work and dedication.
Dan has been married to Mary Kay for 28 years, who is a 1st grade teacher in Avon Lake, where they live. They have 3 boys: 
Zach - 25 - a graduate assistant football coach at Miami of Ohio
Jordan - 23 - a teachers aide at Avon intermediate school and
Lucas - 17 - a junior at Cuyahoga Heights HS

Metro Cleveland FCA wants to shout out a huge "Thank you" to Dan for his years of committed service to the students at Cuyahoga Heights High School. His dedication is an inspiration to us all.

News from Around the Metro Cleveland FCA Area 

Lake County (Shaun Forbes, Director):
* July 14-Golf Outing Fundraiser 
*July 22- Lake County will be having a multi-sport camp for 10-14 year old (details to  come)

Lorain County (Darrell Myers, Director):
*May 21-info meeting for Huddles looking to launch in the fall (tentatively set for 2:30pm at Elyria High School)

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