FCA Golf Tournament set

The Ole Miss Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a self-supporting organization. You can help this important cause by participating in the annual FCA Golf Tournament.

When a Rebel athlete is in need of spiritual or life guidance, more often than not they turn to the Ole Miss Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

FCA Director Jonathan Rainey is there, with open arms and heart, to help guide our athletes in the right direction.

Through the quarter of a century we have been publishing The Ole Miss Spirit, we have witnessed the positive influence on hundreds of our athletes with their involvement with the FCA.

Frankly, the organization is nothing less than remarkable. Trust us, we could list testimonial after testimonial of former athletes and coaches who have benefitted from the FCA and have used its principles to better their lives and the lives of others.

But the FCA must survive financially on its own. The FCA gets no monetary help from the athletic department and relies solely on the generosity of fans and corporations who understand the need of a strong FCA chapter at Ole Miss.

One way is to participate in the annual FCA Golf Tournament, which will be played this year at the Country Club of Oxford on Friday, June 6.

"The golf tournament is one of our biggest fundraisers to help support our chapter," said Rainey. "It is vital to our ministry financially, it is a way for participants to see what we try to accomplish with our work and it's a fun day for fellowship with Ole Miss fans, coaches and athletes."

There are several ways you can help.

One, come to Oxford and play in the 4-man scramble. The fee is $150 per player with lunch included for the event, which will have a noon shotgun start. Get up a team and swing for the fences on the challenging OCC layout. It promises to be a fun day.

Two, send in a donation to sponsor a hole ($150) with your company logo or become a corporate sponsor ($1,500), which includes several perks, including a 4-man team in the tournament and hole sponsorship.

Three, you can send in a donation that will help sponsor a player in your name for as little as $2 per hole, although $10 a hole is preferred.

Trust us again, all contributions and participation will be truly appreciated, no matter how big or how small.

The tournament will also give you an opportunity to mix and mingle with Houston Nutt, Andy Kennedy and their staffs, who have committed to being a part of the event.

The top two teams will advance to the State Playoff at Old Waverly October 13 and the top four teams from the State Playoff will advance to the National FCA Scramble to be held at TPC Sawgrass, the site of this past weekend's Players Tournament won by Sergio Garcia.

For more information, e-mail Rainey at jrainey@fca.org or call him at (662) 816-7928.

Don't miss this opportunity to not only help the Ole Miss Chapter of the FCA, but to fellowship with the football and basketball coaches and other Rebels.

You will be glad you did.

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