Bethel to Host Fellowship of Christian Athletes Luncheon

More than 100 local businessmen will attend a fundraising luncheon for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) on Thursday, May 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Former Notre Dame basketball player Luke Zeller will be the main speaker at the event, which will be held in the Everest-Rohrer Fine Arts Chapel – Rotunda

The event was organized by Bethel’s Tony Natali, the men’s assistant basketball coach, head track coach and the FCA’s northern Indiana field representative and regional leader. The goal is raise funds to provide scholarships for students to attend FCA leadership and sports camps.

“Many kids make decisions for Christ at these camps and can’t afford to go without the scholarship program,” says Natali.

Zeller, who now runs an organization that his family started, earned the title of “Mr. Basketball” in Indiana, along with his two brothers, which has never before been accomplished by any other family.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.