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Former Atlanta Brave sliding into town for FCA fundraiser

THE SLIDE is Bream’s famous play, which allowed the Braves to continue to the World Series. Photo courtesy of Sid Bream.


Former major leaguer Sid Bream will be in Cairo Tuesday night in support of Grady County’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bream was first baseman for the Atlanta Braves in 1992 and became famous for “The Slide” into home base “that clinched a dramatic Game 7 victory, sending the Braves to the World Series,” explains Danny Hendrix, Grady County field representative with FCA.
Retired from baseball since 1995, Bream is now a public speaker. His website states, “I am an avid outdoorsman and love to talk about God’s awesome handprint across this world.”
Bream is the featured speaker at FCA’s first annual “A Night of Champions” banquet, held at Grady Cultural Center on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.
“This fundraising banquet is being held to make the community aware of the many activities that Grady FCA is doing in the county to help our students,” states Hendrix. “We will honor the Region Champion Syrupmaker football team and staff, and welcome not only these, but any of our school coaches for a night of good food and fun. We hope everyone present will be inspired by Sid’s message of determination.”
Hendrix says all money raised for FCA in Grady County will stay in the county and go to FCA functions here. There are FCA chapters at Cairo High School, Washington Middle School, Whigham School and Shiver School. The chapters hold “huddles,” or meetings, each week and send teams to camps focused on both their athletic and spiritual skills. The Shiver chapter has held two “All Pro Dad” events for members and their fathers to enjoy breakfast and a positive message together. Hendrix says the first event attracted an overflow crowd of more than 400 people.
The banquet is meant to raise money so FCA can continue to serve Christian students.
“Our FCA is already developing student leaders, and we want to expand that reach so that even more kids can gain confidence and strengthen their testimony. Most of all we want this night to honor God. This is the aim of everything FCA does,” Hendrix explains.
The banquet is a “table-sponsored” event, but some individual seats will be made available.
Hendrix says, “We would love to have everyone come hear Sid and help support our kids through our FCA.” For information, call Hendrix at 229-200-3815.
Sid Bream started his Major League career in 1981 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1985, played for the Braves from 1991 to 1994, and the Houston Astros for one year.

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