FCA To Host Spiritual Events At Toyota Field

MADISON- Two spiritual and educational events for both middle school and high school students are scheduled to be held at Toyota Field by the Northeast Alabama chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

On Monday, Sept. 11, the “Message From Home- Ladies’ Night” will be held while one week later, Monday, Sept. 18, the “Kingdom Men’s Huddle” is set both with 5:45 p.m. start times and special guest speakers. Cost is just $10 per person and will include a dinner with food catered by Donatos Pizza, a huge supporter of FCA.

For Ladies’ Night, nine-time Grammy Award nominee and five-time GMA Dove Award Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant and her husband, singer-composer Bernie Herms, will provide entertainment and inspiration for the gathering for what promises to be an evening of comradery both physically and spiritually.

Grant recently was given the honor of singing the National Anthem at the first Republican Debate held in Milwaukee, WI., a similar performance she had before the 2022 College Football National Championship Game. She has remained one of Christian music’s top-selling artists since her 2005 breakout album, Awaken. She’s an author of multiple books and is the co-founder of Hope for Justice, an international non-profit organization with offices in seven countries on five continents that works to end modern-day slavery. She and Herms live in Nashville with their three daughters.

Some of Herms recent projects include working with the likes of Hillary Scott, Josh Groban, Danny Gokey, Barbra Streisand and Grant. Many of his works are award winning. He and Grant were married in 1999. Their first daughters are twins. He and his wife were separately nominated for the Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance or Song in 2017. Herms won the award.

The Kingdom Men’s Huddle’s keynote speaker is not stranger to athletics and the spotlight. David Pollack, a three-time All-American linebacker, including twice consensus first-team honoree, for the Georgia Bulldogs went on to play two seasons in the NFL after being a first-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He suffered a career-ending neck injury in the second game of his second season with the Bengals and from 2011 has been a college football analyst for ESPN. He was recently laid off by ESPN and is currently an assistant coach at North Oconee High located in Bogart, Ga. where his son, Nicholas, is a freshman.

The 41-year old Pollack is a 2011 inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Lindsey, created the Pollack Family Foundation, which serves families in numerous ways to enhance the quality of life.To purchase tickets, visit the FCA website at www.northalabamafca.org or call 256-509-3692.

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