10 04, 2024

Training Ground for the Gospel

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

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 [...]

24 01, 2024

Planting Seeds in the Next Generation

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

“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 [...]

15 06, 2020

Hope Assured

By |2020-06-15T17:17:36-04:00June 15th, 2020|

For Becky, this year was unlike any other. After being involved with Athletes in Action (AIA) for around ten years, she is well versed in teaching students how to integrate faith and sport. She reached a point in her life where she finally felt like she was gaining a deeper understanding of what it meant to integrate [...]

4 05, 2020

Heart of a Champion: Ruth Hamblin

By |2020-05-04T12:18:41-04:00May 4th, 2020|

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 is a great athlete, but that’s not the only thing that is special about her. When asked how her faith [...]

1 04, 2020

Heart of a Champion: Marek Klassen

By |2020-04-01T15:56:46-04:00April 1st, 2020|

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 camps in addition to attending an AIA men’s basketball tour to Germany in 2013, recently completed his fifth year in [...]

11 05, 2019

Mexico Day 2: Our First Days

By |2019-05-18T01:14:08-04:00May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

We have finally arrived in Mexico after an long day of travelling overnight. Thank you for your prayers as our full team has arrived altogether safely from Canada,  United States, Colombia, Mexico and Panama.   Our team consists of Heather (AIA tour director), Marietta (AIA staff and athletic therapist), Janae (Calgary), Gillian (Toronto), Amanda (Minnesota), [...]

10 05, 2019

NTC Wrap Up: Finishing Well

By |2019-05-10T12:03:33-04:00May 10th, 2019|

Ask any retired athlete what they miss most and the answer is not often the game, the crowds, or the competition, but rather the locker room. Namely, the team, the brotherhood/sisterhood, the camaraderie and the feeling of belonging. There is something sacred about enduring a season of sport together, it is a fellowship that cannot [...]

31 10, 2018

Make life-changing camp stories possible: Shamattawa & Serpent River

By |2018-11-01T10:32:14-04:00October 31st, 2018|Tags: |

Shamattawa As soon as you set foot in Shamattawa, you can see brokenness in the community. Houses are painted with graffiti, windows are smashed, and trucks with slashed tires are left abandoned. I had no idea what to expect. The first day we were there we had only a few younger kids show up. These [...]

29 10, 2018

Making life-changing camp stories possible: Ottawa’s Eastview Baptist

By |2018-11-05T15:41:36-05:00October 29th, 2018|Tags: |

“I think it’s a good reminder that even in areas where we feel weakest, God can use us to build His kingdom.” Where humans see challenges that may seem impossible, God shows opportunities for growth and connection that only happen through him. Language differences are no barrier for God. At a camp in Ottawa this [...]