Prayer before athletic events: Do you participate?

By Nick Pitts
September 20, 2007

Today, more professional athletes than ever are using their respective fields of play as pulpits to express and promote their faith according to

Many fans though, do not know that there is often a “coach” behind the post-game prayers and testimonies such as Kevin Harvey, the team’s volunteer Christian chaplain for the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team.

According to, Harvey said, “I look for ways to challenge the guys all the time — everyday things they can do with the platform God has given them.”

At Cabrini College though, is praying before a sporting event a ritual for the sports’ teams, or do interval athletes pray on their own before engaging in their sport?

Nick Pitts

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