Nick Hundley, Freddy Keiaho, Darrin Carrington, Trent Rawlings, and 9 other professional athletes drew a crowd of over 700 people to the ampus of Emmanuel Faith Community Church on Saturday February 1 for SuperFest 2020.
SuperFest was created to be a family friendly event for kids of all ages, their families, and the community of Escondido. The event created by PlayAsOne.org, Emmanuel Faith, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes provided a variety of activities such as an obstacle courses, live music, accuracy toss, field goal kicking, cheer clinics, football games, and a pep rally where fans got to hear from professional athletes about their careers and their faith.
Play as One Founder Jon Goodman said, “We wanted to provide our community an opportunity to experience God’s love, and one way of doing this is to create a free event for Escondido to hear how God has changed the lives of these professional athletes and so many others in this community.”
As athletes took the stage, they played games with the fans and competed in a variety of contests. Nick Hundley, a Major League Baseball competitor lost his rock, paper, scissors contest to an excited fan. This young fan not only won the competition but also won an all-star catchers heart with her huge smile after her win.
MC Marcus Preciado interviewed the athletes and asked them questions about their careers, families, and what is most important to them. “There are so many athletes who love their sport and love Jesus,” Preciado said.
“We live in a meritocracy sports culture of earning, but the Bible says ‘God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us,’ ” said Freddy Keiaho former Super Bowl winner of the Indianapolis Colts. “We can’t earn God’s love. It’s offered to everyone who would receive it.”
Autographed jerseys and footballs were also provided by local Valley Center High School graduate and San Francisco 49’r Daniel Brunskill.
Sponsors such as Grangetto’s, George Weir Construction, Socal Axe, and Chic Fil-A were not only sponsors but also served at the event alongside of the Escondido Police Department.
For more information about upcoming events or youth programs visit PlayAsOne.org