In 2010, Kendall and Dominic Alvey travelled to Uganda to serve as interns alongside Sports Outreach’s international staff. They envisioned themselves staying there forever, but three months after beginning their internship, they returned home to Lynchburg with the goal of taking what they’d learned and launching a local ministry. Their ministry began with a bag of borrowed soccer equipment, a week-long camp, and several college students who volunteered to coach for the week. Since then, it has grown to include sports camps and clubs, youth discipleship programs, a chess club, and various special events. Our local ministry emphasizes relationship and discipleship as we partner with the local church to reach our city with the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
Throughout the month we have several opportunities for you to get involved. These range from free soccer clubs in the fall and spring, inner-city soccer outreach, chess club, inner-city discipleship and tutoring and special events. Click below for specific club and registration information or check our events calendar to see all of the Sports Outreach events that are happening both locally and globally.
Sports Outreach offers a variety of local internship opportunities in addition to volunteering. All Sports Outreach local internships are focused on discipleship and are geared toward connecting interns with on-going projects and ministries. Ready to join the team?
The Timothy Program is designed for those campers aging out of the camp experience. The purpose is to continue to engage these youth in sports ministry through the camp environment. We believe this will encourage them to stay connected to Sports Outreach, and their home churches as well as learn how to love and serve their community.
If you are interested in learning more about any of our local ministry service opportunities, please fill out the form below.