• Heart of a Champion: Ruth Hamblin

    Meet Ruth Hamblin. A Canadian pro basketball star, BC native, Oregon State alumni, eighteenth overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft, a force of nature, and follower of Christ.  It is no question that Hamblin [...]

  • Heart of a Champion: Marek Klassen

    Have you wondered how athletes are responding to the COVID-19 crisis? AIA sat down with AIA Basketball alum, Marek Klassen, to talk about how he was managing. Klassen, who spent several summers coaching AIA Basketball [...]

Training Ground for the Gospel

Athletes in Action’s volunteers have enriched their community for over 50 years. David and Vanessa Beard are vital members who embody what it means to serve Christ through sport. Together, they’ve given tirelessly on behalf of AIA, sharing the hope of the gospel with athletes from university to the pros. From over 10 years of [...]

By |2024-04-10T14:57:18-04:00April 10th, 2024|

Planting Seeds in the Next Generation

“It was great to see them not only having an awesome time playing soccer, but also hearing about the gospel.”  Sean is a leader in the soccer and church community. He’s a former Athletes in Action Camp Coach and Camp Coordinator for his local church. Though he’s several years removed from coaching with AIA, he [...]

By |2024-01-24T14:07:39-05:00January 24th, 2024|

Personal Revival

Jaz Balan struggled to see herself clearly. She based her identity on her performance in basketball and how others viewed her. Then she tore her Achilles' heel. Unable to play the sport she loved, she grew angry—at God, herself, and others around her. She started to recognize how much her identity was in her sport [...]

By |2024-04-10T14:38:58-04:00January 23rd, 2024|

Searching for Truth Beyond Sport: Grayson Gunn

Grayson Gunn was searching. When his college football career took a toll on his body, his desire for truth deepened. Grayson recognized his need to find his identity beyond sport. He attended an Athletes in Action football chapel and found what he'd been missing—the truth of the Gospel. And he couldn't wait to discover more. [...]

By |2023-07-06T14:54:08-04:00July 6th, 2023|

A Man of the World, to the Man of God: Jon Risto

From a man of the world, to a man of God and student leader with Athletes in Action at the University of Saskatchewan. The Lord had his hand on the life of wrestler Jon Risto, from the beginning.  Jon, a product of Wetaskiwin, Alberta grew up in a Christian home. He accepted Jesus at a [...]

By |2022-06-29T14:07:33-04:00June 29th, 2022|

National Training Camp 2022: He Is Good

God at Work God was at work in the hearts of athletes from across Canada, at the first in-person Athletes in Action National Training Camp in over two years. 30 men and women from universities spanning from Quebec to the West Coast, descended on a Southern Alberta Bible Camp for a five day immersion in [...]

By |2023-06-22T16:16:12-04:00May 26th, 2022|

Heart of a Champion: Dan Hamhuis

1 Peter 1:9 - But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Dan Hamhuis has reached the pinnacle of athletics, Olympic gold medalist, over 1100 [...]

By |2022-02-28T14:05:36-05:00February 28th, 2022|