FCA – How to Hold a Dodge Ball Charity Tournament at Your School

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes
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The managing director of WealthStone Inc.’s asset management division, Brian Stertzer provides investment services to over 300 clients across the United States. A supporter of community faith-based organizations, Brian Stertzer supports Hilton Head, South Carolina-based Lowcountry FCA, a chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

FCA is an organization that seeks to positively impact the world through faith and sports. The organization encourages members to hold outreach programs in support of community causes and charities. One way junior members can do this is by hosting an all-school dodge ball tournament. Here’s how to organize one:

Identify a cause or charity you would like to support. Consider a cause that many of the students in your school can relate to personally. This will inspire many of them to participate. Next, determine the details of the game. Decide how many students each dodge ball team will have, how many girls and boys per team, who will referee the games, where the tournament will be held, and for how many days it will run. Teachers make good referees, and a good location for the first tournament could be the school gym.

Decide how much money each team will contribute and hold sign-ups to register the participating teams and collect their contributions. Meanwhile, spread the word about the tournament using posters, flyers, banners, and on social networks. Finalize the signups then hold the tournament. Make it as fun as possible. You can maximize contributions by holding pastry sales during the tournament or asking a local financial institution to match the total donations.


FCA 2015 Camp Season Attracts Nearly 100,000 Campers


 Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Image: lafca.org

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Image: lafca.org

A resident of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Brian Stertzer serves as the managing director of asset management at WealthStone, Inc., a financial-planning and investment advisory firm that consults with individual and institutional clients throughout the United States. Outside of his activities at WealthStone, Brian Stertzer dedicates his time and resources to several local and national organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Since 1956, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has overseen a camp ministry that brings together thousands of coaches and athletes from around the world. FCA Camps combine athletic and spiritual activities and give attendees the opportunity to develop their sports skills, make new friends, and strengthen their spiritual commitment.

During the 2015 camp season, 619 FCA Camps were held in 41 U.S. states and 36 countries. A record-breaking year, 2015 saw over 94,000 individuals attend FCA Camp, and nearly 10,000 of this year’s campers made a first-time commitment to Christ. For additional information about the FCA’s camp ministry, visit www.fcacamps.org.