Christian Family Day returns to Busch Stadium
July 12, 2005
ST. LOUIS –Christian Family Day (CFD) is returning to Busch Stadium for the 15th year July 16 as the St. Louis Cardinals face the Houston Astros in a 3:15 p.m. game.
More than 15,000 Christians from 14 states are expected to gather at the stadium to watch the game and hear professional athletes share their faith afterwards. More than 300 churches are expected to be represented in the stands in an effort where free tickets to the game and a free meal will be shared with more than 3,700 underprivileged children.
“It’s wonderful to see the joy that this day brings to children who have forgotten how to smile and have fun,” said CFD Chairman Judy Boen, a member of West County Community Church, a Missouri Baptist congregation.
Honorary chairman for CFD is Wayne Hagin, voice of the Cardinals on KMOX Radio. After the game, the featured speaker will be Jim Morris, whose real-life baseball story was the basis for the movie “The Rookie,” starring Dennis Quaid. Andy Chrisman from the music group, 4Him, and Kent Bottenfield, former Cardinals pitcher, will be leading in praise and worship.
After the game players from both the Cardinals and Astros will come out of their respective dugouts to share testimonies of how they have been changed by trusting Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
For more information, visit www.christianfamilyday.com.