Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Nancy Alcorn speaks at NCAA Final Four Award Breakfast!

For Mercy Ministries Founder and President, Nancy Alcorn, basketball has always been a passion. As an avid lover of sports, Nancy intended to pursue a career as a basketball coach – either on the high school or college level – but God had a completely different plan for her life!

This past weekend, after attending both NCAA women’s semi-final games, Nancy was honored to be the guest speaker for an Easter Sunday Worship Service and Award Breakfast in San Antonio, Texas sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Over 300 members of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and their families and friends came out to give honor to God and celebrate their sport. Nancy shared a powerful message about victory. Pointing to the cross of Christ, she encouraged guests to live with unwavering faith as they fight their battles from victory rather than for victory. Everyone was reminded that Jesus already paid the price for victory therefore we have already won the game!


Other special guests included Head Women’s University of Nevada Basketball Coach, Jane Albright, and Vice President of the Division 1 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship and FCA’s Coaches’ Ministry Director, Donna Noonan. Worship was led by Jami Smith who is a premier worship leader and recording artist. To learn more about Jami Smith’s music, visit her website at www.jamismith.com.

Another highlight of this trip for Nancy was having the opportunity to see long-time women’s basketball coach Nancy Wilson be presented with the Kay Yow Heart of a Coach Award. This award honors coaches who exemplify Biblical principles throughout their careers and was named after the late North Carolina State coaching icon Kay Yow.

We are excited to see legendary coaches and athletes all come together to connect with each other and their Savior! To learn more about Fellowship of Christian Athletes, visit www.fca.org.