CORPUS CHRISTI – Ashanti Plummer of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team will be taking part in an incredible opportunity as she gets set to travel to Germany, and then on to Prague, Czech Republic, along with other fellow collegiate players as part of a tour with Athletes in Action, a group dedicated to training athletes and coaches on and off the court.
Plummer began her journey on Monday to take part in a team training camp in Xenia, Ohio where they will spend four days training in basketball and ministry, learning how to combine God and sports. On Friday, the athletes will compete in a game against inmates at the Daytona Correctional Institution (DCI) before flying overseas on Saturday.
Upon arrival in Germany, Plummer and her fellow teammates will be working with the Athletes in Action staff in Berlin, where they will be playing three games as well as participating in camp everyday, inviting players from other camps to come learn about God through Bible study and personal testimony.
On Aug. 10, the team will then catch a train to Prague, Czech Republic. Once there, they will be practicing and playing exhibition games with professionals, as well as sharing personal testimonies. The team will fly home from Prague on Aug. 17.
Since 1966, Athletes in Action has been using sports as a platform to help people answer questions of faith and to point them to Jesus. AIA believes that sports have the power to open doors and create connections in a way that few other things can, and that's why it is constantly working to create new ways of reaching out to athletes and sports fans alike. Ultimately, its goal is to see peoples' lives changed as they discover God's purpose for their life. For more information on the organization, visit AthletesInAction.org.
Along the way, Plummer and the team will be posting blogs for family, friends, and fans to stay updated on the progress they've made on their journey overseas. To keep up with Ashanti and the rest of the AIA Germany/Czech Republic tour CLICK HERE.