The Other Side of Sports

August 17, 2011

An editorial column in The State newspaper in Columbia featured perhaps one of Columbia International University’s most influential alumni in the world of sports.  Adrian Despres, a 1992 graduate of CIU Seminary & School of Ministry, serves as a guest chaplain for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks football team.  Despres, who is also a member of the CIU Board of Trustees, hosted a recent event in Columbia featuring some of the believers on the Gamecocks football team who shared their testimonies and how Christ is a part of their football careers.      

That event caught the attention of columnist Bob McAlister, a public relations specialist who is well-known in the Columbia area.  McAlister was also the chief of staff for former South Carolina Governor David Beasley.  Read his column, “The Other Side of Sports.”