FCA makes London dinner free to attend

Published 9:58 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2011

London: Virginia head coach Mike London coaches during last November’s game against Maryland in Charlottesville. London will speak at Suffolk’s Liberty Baptist Church for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Spring Sports Banquet on Saturday.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Spring Sports Banquet with special guest speaker University of Virginia football head coach Mike London is now a free event for anyone wishing to attend at Liberty Baptist Church on Saturday from 6-8 p.m.

Anyone planning on attending is asked to e-mail Mickey Toll at mtoll@fca.org so the Fellowship of Christian Athletes can get an accurate head count for the dinner.

The FCA has chapters at middle schools and high schools in Suffolk, Windsor, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, along with Norfolk State, Old Dominion and Virginia Wesleyan.

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The FCA also ministers to and guides coaches. Toll’s worked with Nansemond River football coach Tracey Parker, Lakeland’s Glenwood Ferebee and King’s Fork’s Joe Jones. All three Suffolk coaches, plus other coaches from around the area, will be part of the audience to hear London.

“We all have a desire to see kids being changed because these days, kids are being told so much about what they can’t do, a lot more than being told about what they can do,” Toll said.

“Every race can be and should be run whole-heartedly, but at the same time you can play with respect and love. There’s enough hate on the streets,” Toll said.

London is entering his second season as coach of the Cavaliers after leading the University of Richmond to a national championship at the Football Championship Subdivision level.