Why Sports - Why Football?

Football is far and away the favorite sport of youth in America.  More than 41 million American kids play competitive sports each year, yet many have never been introduced to the love of Jesus Christ. 

These statistics show the reasons we believe F.A.S.T. Football can and should effectively share the love of Christ and the love of football with our youth:

•     41 million American kids play competitive youth sports
– CNN 2006
 
•     27 million U.S. children are un-churched
– The Barna Group 2007
 
•     The vast majority of people come to know Christ between the ages of 5 to 13
– Upward Sports 2010
 
•     If a child has not come to know Jesus by the time they are 14 years old, the chances they will ever accept Christ as their Savior drops by 76%
– Upward Sports 2010
 
•     Football is America’s favorite sport by a 4 to 1 margin over other sports
– Gallup Poll 2008