They are about the only way that religion can get into the local schools and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes are working to continue their efforts.
The group works through coaches and athletes to share their message with the local schools.
In addition to the clubs in schools, the group also send youth to athletic and leadership camps, said FCA spokesman Robert Smith.
They also give each coach a Bible and Bibles to any student that asks for one, said Smith.
The local group is active in the middle schools and up.
Through huddle meetings that include refreshments they start to teach athletes about God.
The group also takes students to a Clemson game that includes a ticket to the game, T-shirt and lunch. The trip costs each of the 6,500 students that attend just $10.
But the club only has one fund raiser to get money to spend each year on the students and that is through a golf tournament.
This year’s Newberry County FCA Booster Club golf tournament will be at Mid-Carolina Golf Club on Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. Check in will start at noon and will include lunch.
All the proceeds will stay in Newberry County.
There are many ways to contribute to the fund raising event, says Smith.
The first to to put a team in the event with a cost of $260 a team or $65 per player.
The deadline to enter is Friday and limited to the first 32 teams.
Also major sponsorships are available for $1,000.
Tee box sponsorships are also available for $100 and come with a sign at the box.
Smith adds that all donations even just a few dollars helps the cause and are welcomed. If fact one person has given the group a billboard to promote the tournament.
For more information call 924-0884.