Athletes in Action builds community on and off court

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By Kayla Palmore
Contributing Reporter

Every Monday evening at 8:30 p.m., Roosevelt University student athletes flood the main conference room in the Roosevelt Goodman center. Once all of them find a seat, everyone greets one another asking questions like “how was your weekend?” and suddenly a cloud of silence fills the room followed by a soft voice saying, “let’s pray.”
For the past two years, Athletes in Action become an active organization on RU’s campus. AIA is a worldwide organization serving student, professional and international athletes by helping them grow in their faith in God. AIA’s mission is to build spiritual movements everywhere through the platform of sports so that it may be possible for everyone to know someone who loves Jesus.

AIA member Lance Evans, 26, explained his impact by being a supervisor.

“There are four Chicago college campuses under my care of supervision, RU is one of those…

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