BY ADAM TROXTELL
The Chickasha High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host Fields of Faith on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Stadium.
This is the fifth year for Fields of Faith in Grady County, which is open to the community for a night of fellowship and testimony in the Christian faith. Jared Lee, youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Chickasha, says the student-run FCA is the main organizer of the event while he and other youth ministers help supervise.
"We try and divvy it up so we can have as many kids from the surrounding towns as possible come in," he said. "We want to be all-inclusive with multiple churches."
The evening starts at 6 p.m. with students speaking to the crowd, which Lee says averages between 300 and 500 per year. Former University of Oklahoma football player Tress Way and Briana Turang, a member of the 2013 National Champion Sooner softball team will also be there to speak. Local church band For the Name will also perform.
"It's not just for high school or middle school students," Lee said. "The whole community is welcome to come out and witness this night of fellowship and testimony."
High school girls basketball coach Christy Edelen is also helping to organize the event.
"People see these kids and watch them play football, basketball, softball," Edelen said. "It's awesome to see them in a venue doing something that 's not about sports, but about fellowship."