Sports

This Calling It A Day For Christians

This Calling It A Day For Christians This Calling for TGIF. Everybody’s working for the weekend. If you really loved what you do, it won’t feel like work. Ever hear these words or utter them yourself? Is there anything wrong with them?  A very common cultural view of work is that our work is really a means to end.  The modern view is that you work to make enough money so you don’t have to work. It echoes a common religious view of work, which says that you work to make enough money so you can give it to the […]

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Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Grows to 3-Day Festival, Raising More for Those in Crisis

Former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker John Offerdahl and his wife Lynn Offerdahl are hitting the line hard with their newly expanded weekend-long Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on November 9, 10 & 11. South Florida’s highly anticipated grilling competition, teams up chefs from high-end restaurants with Miami Dolphin legends to tackle the grill, serving deliciously creative food perfectly paired with wine or a signature cocktail for a cause. All the proceeds will go to support the couple’s passion of “feeding the needs of those in crisis” through the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation and […]

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Coach Rick Brings Joy to Children Worldwide Thru Sports

Almost 30 years ago, Coach Rick Andreassen, founder and president of SAINTS International Sports Ministry and SAINTS of Florida Homeschool P.E., knelt at the foot of his bed and prayed. “They were going to have me teach Sunday School [at New Covenant Church] and I was like, ‘Lord, I can’t.’ I was making all the objections like Moses did; I felt so unqualified, and God said, ‘Love my children. Just do that one thing… love my children.’ He kept it simple and that’s all I’ve ever done,” Andreassen said. Today, Coach Rick Andreassen heads up an international ministry dedicated to […]

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BiG Cardio Impacts the Community for its 11th Year!

BiG Cardio returns on Saturday, May 5, celebrating 11 years of benefiting the community. Produced by BiG Children’s Foundation (BCF) – a non-profit organization that provides opportunity and hope for foster teens and at-risk youth—the annual BiG Cardio 5K and Multi-Sport Event is a unique blend of fitness, sports and family fun. With more than 10 different fitness and sport activities to choose from and dozens of other attractions, it’s become one of South Florida’s favorite events. The event was designed to reach several different audiences simultaneously in one location, so there is something for everyone in the family. “It’s […]

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Former NFL QB Jeff Kemp on Turning Trials to Triumphs

Former NFL Quarterback Jeff Kemp is dedicated to strengthening families and strengthening teams. He is passionate about advancing collaboration to support marriages, families and children. In 2012 Jeff joined FamilyLife as vice president and catalyst for helping others. FamilyLife is a national ministry leader in marriage conferences, radio outreach and empowering resources to heal and strengthen families. Jeff founded and led Stronger Families in the Pacific Northwest from 1993 to 2010. Stronger Families united communities around strengthening marriages and today assists military and high-stress couples in protecting their marriages. Jeff is the author of Facing The Blitz – Three Strategies […]

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Meet NFL Legends While Enjoying Great Food at Gridiron Grill-off Food & Wine Festival

  Now in its seventh year, John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival will pair NFL athletes with top chefs from area restaurants for a culinary event to benefit local charities on Saturday, November 12 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. And while sampling all that great food, guests have the opportunity to mingle with Dolphin athletes, take photos and collect autographs. “We’re thrilled to host our seventh annual Gridiron Grill-Off and each year it only gets better by welcoming new restaurants and Miami Dolphins legends,” said John Offerdahl, event founder and former […]

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NFL Legends and Local Chefs to Compete at John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off

The seventh annual “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival,” is set for Saturday, November 12 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and 100 percent of net proceeds from the event will benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation and its mission to “Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis.” Charitable recipients include 4KIDS of South Florida, HOPE South Florida, Here’s Help, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Miami Dolphins Foundation and Taste of the NFL. First time participating restaurants added this year include Red Cow, Boatyard and Hard Rock Cafe, plus Miami Dolphins legends Chris Chambers, […]

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10th Annual Larry Calufetti Legacy Golf Classic Set for September 26

The Gold Coast Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has announced that former NFL player and NCAA Auburn National Champion, Michael Blanc, will headline the 10th Annual FCA Celebrity Golf Classic, September 26, 2016, at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale. “This year’s newly named FCA event will honor the former FCA Broward Board Chairman, Larry Calufetti, who started this inaugural fundraising golf classic nine years ago. Larry “Moose” Calufetti was the founder and CEO of Sunshine Cleaning Systems, Inc., a family man, and former athlete and coach, but most importantly he was a man of God. Larry dedicated his […]

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College Football Preview: Florida State Projected for National Championship Run

Alabama’s Crimson Tide defeated Clemson in year two of the College Football Playoff Championships and both programs are deep in talent again for the coming college football season. Coaches Nick Saban and Dabo Sweeney should no doubt be back in the Final 4 playoff series. One big challenge for the Clemson Tigers will be their late season visit to Tallahassee to face the loaded FSU Seminoles. Urban Meyer’s 2015 National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes slipped last season against Michigan State and sent over a dozen top players to the NFL from last year’s squad. The Buckeyes still have QB TJ […]

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Coral Springs Athlete Heads to Rio Seeking Gold

Coral Springs Athlete Tyler Merren is headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to compete in the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games on the U.S. Men’s Goalball team in September. A team sport developed for blind or visually impaired players, goalball utilizes a ball containing bells, which makes sounds when thrown at a goal at the opposing team’s end of the court. “It’s a mix of handball, volleyball and soccer,” explained Merren, whose team won a bronze medal at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens and took fourth place in the 2008 Games in Bejing. A quote on www.goalball.us states, “Lack of sight […]

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