When CrossTraining began in 2002, there was a simple focus: chaplaincy to the Colorado Rapids. You can check out our History page to learn more of the story, but essentially as CrossTraining came under fiscal sponsorship, one of the requirements was a clear “missional” type of work supported by CrossTraining. Enter the Timothy Project. The idea behind the Timothy Project was to enable others using sport (soccer, specifically) and faith to reach a community to tap into the network and resources of CrossTraining and to also receive funds and equipment to carry out that work.
Consider it CrossTraining’s way of giving back – each year, CrossTraining gives away a portion of the monies donated in order for an individual or an organization to use sport and faith to serve a community. Those “communities” have been as far away as Mongolia and as close to home as the urban city centers where CrossTraining operates. When people give financially – they are giving to something bigger and broader than just sports chaplaincy to professional teams. And as CrossTraining and the Timothy Project enter into a new phase – we have some bigger dreams and bigger hopes for the Timothy Project to go beyond.
Whether its appropriating used equipment from a professional team like the Colorado Rapids to supply a local Haitian village, donating brand new equipment to be used by a mission team, or helping a player go back to his impoverished country with the means to recondition a soccer field – your support of CrossTraining helps support Timothy Project opportunities around the world.
As we approach Tuesday, December 10 and the annual Colorado Gives Day – if you are considering making a year-end charitable contribution will you consider CrossTraining?
All donations are tax-deductible and can be made electronically through PayPal (link at the bottom) or through the mail to our mailing address at:
CrossTraining, PO Box 102081, Denver, CO 80250.