The Brownwood Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) on Thursday announced the second annual FCA Challenge Fundraiser, which will be held Friday, Oct. 9 to coincide with the District 3-4A Division I football game between the Stephenville Yellow Jackets and the Brownwood Lions to be played at Tarleton Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of the FCA Challenge Fundraiser is to raise funds for the respective schools’ huddles (meeting groups) to send students to leadership camp and for huddle needs such as Bibles, snacks, drinks, and other necessary items.

This fun competition is to create a positive bond between each school and community as athletes compete on the field and spectators donate in the stands.

The FCA Challenge was held at Gordon Wood Stadium last year and saw the Cross Timbers FCA (Stephenville) raise $1,724 and win the challenge, while the Brownwood Area FCA raised $1,254.

The Brownwood funds helped support sending six students to FCA Camp in this past summer.

To help Brownwood FCA’s win the fundraiser competition this year and support the Brownwood High School and Brownwood Middle School FCA Huddles, you can make donations the week of the game (Oct. 5-9) at the office of the respective campuses or by contacting Tony Daniel at tdaniel@fca.org.

Brownwood High School and Brownwood Middle School will have containers for donations in the office during the week and designated local FCA students under adult supervision will take donations at the gate, concession stand and stands on the Brownwood side during the first half.

Proceeds are to be counted each quarter and public address announcements to be made on the amount of funds donated at the end of the first quarter, middle of the second quarter and at the conclusion of halftime for the fundraiser competition between communities.

The school attaining the most funds wins the FCA Challenge and will take home the FCA Challenge Trophy to be presented at the end of the game. The members of the football teams will join in a student led prayer at the 50-yard line at the conclusion of the game.

The side challenge between Brownwood Area Director Tony Daniel and Stephenville Area Director Carrie Normand — that the representative whose community raises the least amount will wear the opposing community’s school identifiable attire Monday-Friday of the next week — will be continued this year.