By Jamell Brown-Smith
Ohio Wesleyan’s chapter of Athletes in Action (AIA) has resumed meetings after a summer hiatus.
Founded in 1966, the primary focus of the organization is empowering athletes to spread the word of Christ through sportsmanship and general good will. Each meeting features a devotional ceremony where members share stories about the influence of God in their lives and how sports played some role in that experience. There are also Bible study sessions students can attend.
Junior Samantha Brooke said AIA’s atmosphere helps her relieve stress and that she would recommend the club to anyone looking to do the same.
“The general idea is to focus on what we can do to show Christ through our sportsmanship, but everyone is welcome,” she said.
Junior Alicia Brown was hesitant to attend a meeting, as the group is not technically associated with the university; but said she thought everyone was “super welcoming.”
OWU’s chapter meets at Donato’s Pizza on Sandusky every Monday at 8:30 p.m. AIA Director Matt Kuchers attends and directs all organizational activities and can be approached at any meeting with questions about membership.