Gold Coast Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) announced that Wally Armstrong, a PGA touring pro and best-selling author, and Michael Blank, a former NFL player and NCAA Auburn National Champion, will headline the 8th Annual FCA Celebrity Golf and Tennis Classic, September 28 and 29 at the Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale.
The mission of FCA is to impact coaches and athletes with the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as their Savior and serving Him in their relationships in the church. Athletes who fully surrender themselves to the Lord—going “All in”— stay focused and work diligently to accomplish their goals. Following Colossians 3:17, they dedicate their work to God, using their talents to glorify him and receiving the strength, assurance and foundation through Christ required to achieve anything (Philippians 4:13).
FCA’s model targets coaches through Bible studies, clinics and retreats, coordinates campus huddle clubs, team chaplains, scholarships and campus events, sponsors sports specific camps where leadership skills are cultivated and offers community outreach events for travel and club teams.
More than 40% of the program’s funding is provided through special events like the Annual Celebrity Golf and Tennis Classic.
Celebrity Gold and Tennis Classic
“This year’s FCA event has expanded to include a tennis Pro-Am on Sunday, September 28 from 3 to 5:30pm, partnering with Match Point Ministries, Inc., and Scott Williams, a professional tennis coach. Roscoe Tanner, formerly the number one men’s player in the world, and Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, the record holder for the fastest serve on the WTA Women’s Tour, are just two of several professionals scheduled to participate in the round robin doubles format,” stated Carl Foster, event manager.
A keynote address will be delivered by Wally Armstrong including signing his best-selling book, “The Mulligan,” with Ken Blanchard, on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. for all attendees The event will include tennis awards, a live and silent auction, musical entertainment and the official Pairings Party kickoff buffet for the Celebrity Golf Classic. Teams will be matched with celebrities and NFL player, Michael Blanc, will share the FCA mission and vision as well as his testimony.
Registration and a continental breakfast will begin Monday, September 29th, at 8am, followed by a free 30-minute clinic by PGA Pro Wally Armstrong. A shotgun start for the celebrity golf classic will start promptly at 9 a.m. with longest drive, closest to pin contests and a Hole in One chance to win a 2015 Acura TLX courtesy of Phil Smith Acura. An awards lunch buffet and raffle will conclude the day.
Wally Armstrong competed in more than 300 PGA Tour events, including numerous U.S. and British Opens, Masters, PGA and Tournament Player’s Championships. In his first Master’s tournament, Wally finished fifth, setting a rookie scoring record of eight under par at Augusta. He is a Lifetime Member of the PGA Tour and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Florida, where he also achieved All-American
Honors in Golf.
Though Wally’s success as a pro was remarkable, his impact on the game through teaching has been even more far reaching. Wally has conducted clinics and seminars throughout the world, and his classic video series, “Maximizing Your Game” sold over 400,000 videos. His junior strategies have also revolutionized the teaching of golf to young people.
According to Jason Bernick, FCA State Director, “All proceeds will benefit the FCA mission to impact the world for Jesus Christ by empowering athletes and coaches at high schools, on campuses, camp scholarships and FCA resources for huddle groups serving Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties.”
For more information visit www.goldcoastfca.org, call Carl Foster at 561-797-9500 or email [email protected].