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Davey Hamilton Named Managing Director of Kingdom Racing

HOUSTON, Jan. 5, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — Today, Davey Hamilton was named as the Managing Director of Kingdom Racing. “This is a great day for Kingdom Racing as Davey is one of the most respected and courageous people in motorsports. We are blessed to have him at the helm as Kingdom Racing reaches for new heights in 2015 and beyond,” said founder George Del Canto. As such, Hamilton will oversee all of the IndyCar race operations as well as sponsorship activities for the team.
2015 will mark Kingdom Racing’s eighth year competing in IndyCar and ministering through motorsports. Hamilton, a former IndyCar driver, has partnered with Kingdom Racing since 2008. Through Hamilton’s efforts, Kingdom Racing has established a history of success in the IndyCar Series and especially at the Indianapolis 500.
“I’m really looking forward to being the Managing Director of Kingdom Racing. We’ve accomplished so much over the past seven years and will continue to expand our footprint throughout motorsports in 2015. First off, we will continue our affiliation with an IndyCar team for the Indy 500 and will continue our Miles of Smiles events at various locations around the United States. Kingdom Racing will also have a presence in other forms of motorsports in 2015 and we have many other exciting opportunities coming up,” said Hamilton.
Kingdom Racing plans to host multiple ministry events, festivals and appearances throughout the United States in 2015. Kingdom Racing will continue to reach thousands of people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Trackside Fan Festivals, Infield Ambassadors, Miles of Smiles, and other events in partnership with churches and ministries.
About Davey Hamilton:
Davey’s racing career almost ended on June 9, 2001 following a devastating crash at the Texas Motor Speedway. After 23 operations and two years of rehabilitation, Davey returned to INDYCAR racing the Indianapolis 500 in May 2007, finishing ninth. Davey’s strong faith and determination to once again race in the 500 were instrumental in securing a partnership with Kingdom Racing which endures to this day.
About Kingdom Racing:
Kingdom Racing’s mission is to Deliver God’s Word Through Motorsports. To date, they have seven years of proven race performance. Their unique approach combines racing and ministry outreach with the goal of reaching one million men for Jesus Christ. For more information, visit www.KingdomRacing.net

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Celebrates 60 Years of Touching Lives

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — Sixty years ago, a young basketball coach, Don McClanen, wondered why athletes endorsed products like shaving cream and cigarettes, but not a Christian lifestyle. That insight became the backbone for one of the largest organizations in the world that serves athletes and coaches, all while bringing glory to Jesus Christ.

Now, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org), founded by McClanen in 1954, is celebrating six decades of touching lives—one heart at a time.

“To look back over 60 years and realize the athletes and coaches who have been shaped by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is remarkable,” said Les Steckel, FCA President and CEO. “We are so thankful for all who have helped FCA grow to where it is today and have encouraged young athletes to lead lives that are dedicated to Christ, both on and off the playing field. Athletics offers continual opportunity either to portray Christ or to elevate the world’s standards. By choosing to honor Christ, players and coaches impact not only their own teams but also all who interact with them, look up to them and even oppose them on the playing fields.”

The first FCA National Conference was held in 1956 in Estes Park, Colo.—a precursor to today’s FCA Camps, which are a staple of FCA’s ministry, growing to 516 camps in 40 states and 33 countries with an attendance of 86,557 in 2014. This past summer, 10,137 campers made a first-time commitment to Christ, and 9,642 more rededicated their lives to Him.

Building on the words of Billy Graham, who said, “A coach will influence more people in a year than most people will in a lifetime,” FCA focuses on reaching coaches as well as athletes.

According to the FCA web site, “For 60 years, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has never stopped moving, never stopped growing. Whether it existed only in the form of a dream and stack of old magazine articles in a basketball coach’s dresser drawer, or in the very real possibility of reaching every corner of the earth, the vision remains the same: to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.”

For more information about the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, visit www.fca.org.