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The all-star lineup at Denver integrated George Kell of the Chicago White Sox,Ray Ban UK, Vernon Law of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Robin Roberts with the Phillies and Carl Erskine in the Brooklyn Dodgers. From experienced football came Dan Towler with the Los Angeles Rams and Adrian Burk from the Philadelphia Eagles. For this occasion they had been all around the identical team. But none of their athletic expertise had been called for. The stars have been exhibiting what they regarded to become the least of their talents: public speaking prior to audiences of high school and college students inside the very first of a brand new series of rallies sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
None from the stars ever bore down harder. They made appearances at Denver University, at North, South, Manual and Aurora high schools,Ray Ban Aviator Sizes, addressed a Sunday School class, a boosters' club luncheon,Ray Ban Sunglasses For Men, visited the Air Force Academy and also the University of Colorado at Boulder. Their smallest audience numbered 30, their largest two,000. The theme of each of the talks was, "Go to the church of one's decision." Oftentimes the athletes got tangled up in their very own words, but their sincerity won them their listeners as handful of polished speakers could have accomplished.
Palmer Hoyt, publisher in the Denver Post,Ray Ban Eyeglasses, was so impressed that he gave $1,000 and invited the group to speak to his editorial employees,Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses, later declared: "I look into this a frontal attack on juvenile delinquency."
For a slender, quiet-spoken young man named Don McClanen, balding at 30, the rally was a dream come correct. For the whole idea from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is his. "It occurred to me,Ray Ban Sunglasses," he recalls, "that practically everybody was capitalizing on the well-known social phenomenon of hero worship. I knew that if guys like Otto Graham or Bob Feller told children to consume a specific form of cereal, the children ate that sort of cereal. I wondered why, if sports stars could endorse breakfast foods,Ray Ban Wayfarer, cigarets or sportswear, they couldn't endorse Christianity."
In March 1954, when he was coaching basketball at Eastern Oklahoma A McClanen wrote to 19 top sports figures about his thought. The response was enthusiastic. Branch Rickey got Pittsburgh businessmen to underwrite a year's costs for the FCA. Alonzo Stagg, Tom Harmon, Bud Wilkinson, Bob Mathias, Alvin Dark, Bob Davenport, Pepper Martin and Bob Richards volunteered their solutions. Don McClanen resigned as coach to become full-time executive director of FCA.
Other rallies are scheduled for Houston (Feb. 5-6) and for Lincoln, Neb. sometime in March. Meanwhile, a motion picture has been completed and will be shown in schools and on tv to maintain the fellowship campaign rolling.
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