Saturday, November 26, 2011

ROAR Flag Football & Free Hot Dogs
November 26, 2011


Autumn weather is a great time for football.  The ROAR flag football season wrapped up in November.  The program groups kids into teams of 5-8 year olds and 9-14 year olds who learn skills and play games on Saturday mornings.  This is a wonderful outreach ministry of Covenant that involved 45 families this season.

A few years ago, a CPC member brought and grilled hot dogs, offering them for free  to encourage parents to gather and develop relationships with other families.  This Hot Dog project became a great opportunity for small groups to serve families from the community.  Small groups sign up on a weekly rotational basis and use it as an opportunity to get to know families, build friendships, and invite people to church. 

“The season was a blessing and went very well,” said Warner Frye, the director for ROAR football.  Whether people serve as a coach or serve up hot dogs, “for such a small time commitment, the rewards are tremendous,”  shared Frye.  “Weve had several kids come to know Christ in a personal way, along with families visiting our church.  Seeing a kids eyes light up when he catches his first touch-down pass, tackles someone, gets a high five from a team-mate on a good play – these are the truly rewarding moments when I know we are making a difference in a kids life for a long time.”

For more information on ROAR sports outreach, see www.covenantpalmbay.org/ROAR.