Bethel to Host Basketball Fundraiser to Profit Luvability Ministries

Bethel College will host the sixth annual Luvability in Action Basketball Fundraiser on Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in Wiekamp Gymnasium. Admission is a $5 donation.

The basketball fundraiser is one way Luvability raises funds for its ministry which serves the spiritual needs for those who are physically and developmentally challenged. Luvability’s outreach covers northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Director Linda Van Dyke is an author and nationally recognized presence in the field of spiritual development for those with special needs. The basketball game is an opportunity for the disabled community to come and enjoy a game, prizes and meet others in the community.

There will be an All Stars team headed by Mishawaka Mayor Jeff Rea competing against The Luvability Team. The Mishawaka Fire Department also supports this event by providing the referees, announcers, and greeters for the evening.

For more information about the fundraiser, call 574. 807.7618.

Luvability Ministries is a nonprofit organization that offers Christian opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and training for those who care for them. It is an effort to communicate the love of God to people with disabilities. This is done mainly through our Worship Arts service where our 16-member team encourages and shares their faith in Jesus Christ with the congregation. For more information about the organization, visit

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.