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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a not-for-profit organization that has been based in Kansas City, Missouri since 1956. Its national headquarters is across Interstate 70 from the Truman Sports Complex and is visible from inside Kauffman Stadium. City nickname: City of Fountains, Heart of the Nation Location Location in the state of Missouri Government Country State County United States Missouri Cass/Clay/Jackson/Platte Mayor Kay Barnes Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 318 sq. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Interstate 70 Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States. ... The Truman Sports Complex is a facility located in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ...


Founded in 1954, FCA is the largest interdenominational school-based sports organization in the United States. An early supporter and underwriter of FCA was Major League Baseball executive Branch Rickey. 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 - December 9, 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball executive who is best known for helping break baseballs color barrier and creating the framework to the modern minor league farm system. ...


A faith-based organization, FCA uses the influence of coaches and athletes as a means of Christian evangelism. The group operates chapters based in schools and operates camps, workshops and conferences. FCA currently has about 600 employees. A Christian is a follower of Jesus of Nazareth. ... Evangelism is the preaching of the Christian Gospel, or by extension any other form of preaching or proselytizing. ...


In 2004, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented the first of what is now a yearly award in Bobby Bowden's name, The National Bobby Bowden Award, honoring one college football player for his achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community. The award is presented each year prior to the Bowl Championship Series' national title game. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama is a football coach. ... The BCS stands for Bowl Championship Series, a computer ranking format and bowl setup that has decided the unofficial but de facto NCAA Division I-A national football championship since 1998. ...


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http://www.fca.org/


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Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (263 words)
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a not-for-profit Christian organization that has been based in Kansas City, Missouri since 1956.
A faith-based organization, FCA uses the influence of coaches and athletes as a means of Christian evangelism.
In 2004, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented the first of what is now a yearly award in Bobby Bowden's name, The National Bobby Bowden Award, which honors one college football player for their achievements on the field and in the classroom and for their conduct as a faith model in the community [1].
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