The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a Charlotte Catholic club headed by seniors Olivia Clark and Hannah Wiercisiewski, shows the true values of a successful club. Fellowship of Christian Athletes known as FCA, is dedicated to encouraging student athletes to use their athleticism and skills to help others in the community. FCA combines athletics with Christianity to serve people.
FCA participates in a variety of activities that help or involve several groups of people. They organize field days, field trips, and fundraisers that benefit local elementary schools, children’s charities, and athletic organizations around Charlotte.
The club is a non-exclusive group that is open to work with new groups and organizations. “We, as a club, work extremely hard to bring joy to those that we work with. Because of this effort, I am very proud of all of the events we have accomplished thus far,” said senior co-president Olivia Clark
Fellowship of Christian Athletes focuses not only on sports, but on supporting the community around them. Most recently FCA helped put up flags in front of Charlotte Catholic for the memorial of 9/11.
Olivia and Hannah have big plans this week with the upcoming Powder Puff football game. With the help of FCA the game is meant to raise money for Breast Cancer. Powder Puff is a long held tradition at Catholic in which women take the place of men in a traditional football game. Games are supervised by the varsity football players creating a fun environment where students come together to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
FCA does not have a rigid schedule but instead meets to plan for an event. The club is in the process of organizing one or two field days, hopefully before Christmas. Last year, around the Christmas holiday, the club helped deliver presents to underprivileged children around the Charlotte area. Olivia and Hannah hope to do this again. “Last year we had a field day with an underprivileged school to help kids learn how to play different sports,” said co-president, Hannah Wiercisiewski .
FCA is a nation wide organization that branches to Christian schools in many parts of the world. Olivia and Hannah are not the founders of the club at Charlotte Catholic, but have held leadership positions since sophomore year. The club will continue to do great work under their leadership.