MACC Sports

MACC Sports Summer Update

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MACC Sports is more than just a sports league that is providing an opportunity for kids to play the game they love in a safe environment.  Our goal is to change lives and introduce our youth to the love of Christ.  What better way to show your kids that you love them than to spend time with them?  This year for our Soccer for Success Program we scheduled 3 field trips to visit various colleges across the state of Michigan (Michigan State University, The University of Michigan, and Wayne County Community College).  Our staff, coaches and parent volunteers spent a day with our youth touring college campuses and listening to presentations from various college students.  The college students we heard from were awesome; they were from various backgrounds but all were very humble and stressed the importance of having God in their life to help guide and support them as they face the challenges of college.

 

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Most of our youth and some of our parent volunteers had never been on any of the campuses that we visited, so they were having the time of their lives.  There is one conversation that stood out for me this year that kind of brings home why the work we are doing is so important for our youth and families. I had a parent reach out to me thanking me for providing this opportunity for her son.  The parent stated that her son was adopted and has been in some pretty bad situations in a few of the foster homes that he was in.  He also has a learning disability and has been struggling in school to the point where he has almost given up. She has also struggled trying to get him motivated to take an interest in his education or to even pick up a book.  On all of our college visits we have our youth complete a worksheet to prepare and get them thinking about their future, and we make all the youth complete it before they can get on the bus.  During our  “What do you know about college/What do you want to know about college “ activity  she was very surprised that instead of her son getting intimidated or frustrated he became very excited and for the first time he wanted her to help him complete the work sheet so that he could turn it in.  Just hearing the excitement in her voice and knowing that we were able to give her son a little inspiration warmed my heart and let me know that we are making a difference in the lives of our youth. 

MACC Sports is an awesome place to learn the fundamentals of soccer, basketball, football, volleyball and etc. But we are working hard to be much more than a place for our youth to have fun; we also want to plant seeds of greatness in all of our youth so that they accomplish all the great things the Lord has planned for them. 

MACC Sports Spring Update

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This has been an exciting and busy winter for MACC Sports.  We started the year off with an awesome basketball camp and 3 v 3 basketball tournament; facilitated by the staff and players of the Northpointe Christian High School Basketball Program (Grand Rapids).  We were also blessed with tickets, t-shirts, and food vouchers for two Pistons Game. Special thanks to Andre Drummond and Ish Smith for providing the ticket packages. The Pistons are undefeated when we attend their games; maybe they should send us tickets to all of their playoff games so we can win that NBA title this year, hint hint.

This year we also got off to a great start with our new Speed and Agility Camp.  Our youth were excited to work out their bodies in the gym, their minds during math prep, and their hearts during bible study.  Please keep our youth and our coaching staff in your prayers as we continue to help push them to new heights.

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Registration for soccer and flag football is now open. We are looking forward to another great season as we add flag football and “Soccer for Success” to our programming this spring.  Our “Soccer for Success” program will teach youth ages 9-14 not only how to be good soccer players, but they will also learn about healthy living and how to prepare for high school and college.  We currently have 3 college tours scheduled this year (University of Michigan, Michigan State, and Jackson Community College) for participants.


If you are interested in volunteering and joining us for an awesome spring season visit https://mackave.galaxydigital.com.  As always keep our staff, volunteers and especially our children in your prayers.

MACC Sports Summer Update

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It is mid-season for MACC Sports Spring Soccer. There are 12 teams, 14 coaches, and 138 participants this season. It is a blessing to have so many families participate this season. The shipping container that is housed on Pingree Park has been a great asset to the program and made set up and tear down easier.

Please pray that the families will come to know Christ as Lord and Savior and that coaches will lead with humility, joy, and grace. Pray that as we open registration for On Goal Soccer Camp and Volleyball Camp, that finances and transportation would not be a hinderance for any interested participant.

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