Finally a group of professional athletes who acknowledge and honor their position as role models in the community. A group of prominent professional athletes have started an organization called “Athletes for Hope”. The organization works to get athletes to contribute to community and charitable causes.
A few of the atheletes involved in the project are Lance Armstrong, Cal Ripken Jr., Mia Hamm, Andre Agassi and Muhammed Ali. Each athlete has a commitment to serve their community. This is the pilgrim’s path, devoting oneself to a cause and making the world stop and listen to what you have to say. The impact that professional athletes can have is enormous and having role models to show those entering the professional arena the true meaning of professional is paramount to continued success for charitable causes.
By joining forces across the sports arena, a united voice is created at how important the intentions of the athletes are on as well as off the court. Bill Hybels wrote a book titled “Who You Are When No One’s Looking”. That sums up how a pilgrim lives his life, with purpose, conviction and consistency.