With multiple local, national and international sporting events cancelled or postponed due to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes released the following statement today.
“As the world strives together to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, we at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes are praying for those who have been affected by this terrible virus and for those in leadership at all levels who are making difficult decisions for the safety of coaches, athletes, parents and fans,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “We also sympathize with the heartbreak that coaches and athletes are experiencing due to the cancellation of their seasons, and pray they will be shown understanding and grace. Despite everything happening in our world, we rest on the hope and peace that only Jesus Christ can provide. John 14:27 reminds us that, ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid’ (NIV).”