Be sure to check out our Newsletter for this Fall. We are so grateful for how God has worked to help us accomplish our mission of winning, building, and sending students this semester!
On Monday, April 29, we held our annual Team United Golf Tournament fundraiser at the Athens Country Club. The tournament is a four-person scramble format with prizes for the winning team, long drive, closest to the pin, and most money raised. Overall we were able to raise over $30,000 this year. This money will be used for Team United to continue to be able to operate on campus, as well as help support our individual staff members. Thank you to everyone who participated and gave to help support Team United through this event! You are truly partners with us in the work God is doing through TU.
Congratulations to our winning team of Jason Dominey, Chad Dominey, Jeremy Hobbs, and Joe Colavito. They shot a 10 under par to be this years champions.
This fundraiser works a little differently than most other golf tournaments. To play, we ask that each golfer help us raise money by providing TU with a list of names and addresses of people they would like to ask to give financially to Team United. Then TU sends a letter explaining the ministry and tournament to each person on behalf of the golfer. So, it actually does not cost the golfer any money to play. If you are interested in participating next year, please contact us and we will be sure to get you the information you need.
We recently decided to change up our monthly meeting format. The biggest change was moving locations from the Butts-Mehre building to Rooker Hall, one of the dorms on East Campus where most of the athletes live. In the past we have not been able to reserve this room, but were blessed with that opportunity for this semester. It is much easier for the students to attend here.
One major change we are trying to emphasize is letting the student leaders have more ownership of the meeting in order to give them leadership opportunities, create a closer point of connection between them and their teammates who attend, and create energy and excitement in the room by having it be student-run. One way we implemented that was by having a couple of our student leaders emcee the meeting. Luke Baker, junior track and cross country runner, and Anna Watson, senior cheerleader, brought tons of energy through this role by doing a hilarious skit with a great Biblical teaching point right at the beginning.
Another way we wanted to give the students ownership was by having them give input into what topics the speakers will teach. They suggested talking about how to incorporate God into their sport in a way that is Biblical. What a relevant topic for student-athletes! Andy Rhodenbaugh, Athletes in Action staff member in Atlanta, came and spoke about the danger of letting sport become an idol, taking the place of God in your life.
Perhaps the highlight of the night was hearing Fred Munzenmaier share about his life, how he truly came to know Christ personally, and the impact Jesus has had on his life. You can see that video at the top of this page, or on our testimonies page. Fred did a fantastic job explaining through his personal experiences and Scripture how someone who knows Christ will live a life that reflects Him.
All in all it was a great night and one of our best turnouts of the year. Our next monthly meeting is February 24 at 7:00.
Hello and welcome to the new Team United at UGA website! We are excited about the many resources available to you and opportunities to keep you informed and connected with all that God is doing here on campus. Be sure to check our most recent newsletter that we just finished. Also, here are a few highlights of the new site.
Everything under the Resources tab is yours to use as you want. We use all of these lessons and Bible study material on campus.
The Connect tab is a way for you to get involved and stay informed about the many activities and gatherings we have.
You can donate to Team United through our Giving page.
Our students will be updating a blog regularly so that you can hear from them about what God is doing in their lives and on their teams.
Please contact us with any questions or suggestions you have. May God bless you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!