13th Annual 2016 Church Olympics & Family Fest

July 18-23, 2016

13th Annual Church Olympics and Family Fest

Celebrating God’s Message

2015_church_olympics_logoWe are grateful to God and to our many corporate supporters to be able to celebrate the 13th Annual Stairstep Foundation/His Works United (HWU) Church Olympics. The Church Olympics is an important aspect of the Stairstep Initiative to both build a vibrant African American Church Network (HWU) and to begin to eliminate the disparate health outcomes experienced by African Americans. Over the last decade, the Church Olympics has allowed us to view both increased physical activity amongst African Americans and a wonderful collaboration and interaction of African American churches.

Diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and other health scoundrels need to take off running because as a partnership of congregations, we are “Moving by Faith” and climbing the mountain together to better health outcomes for our people.

Schedule of Events

Roller Skating

Monday, July 18th, 2016
Admission: $7
Roller Garden
5622 West Lake Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416


3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Registration: 5:15pm – 5:59pm
Game Start: 6:05pm – 9:00pm

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Game Start: 6:05pm – 9:00pm


Championship Games

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
Game Start: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Oxford Community Center (The Jimmy Lee Center)
270 N. Lexington Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55104


Family Festival

Health & Community Partner Fair
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
9:00am – 4:00pm

Patrick Henry High School
“Doc Swanson Field”
43rd & Logan/Parking Lot


Church Olympic Champions

2004 – Wayman AME
2005 – Wayman AME
2006 – Wayman AME
2007 – Wayman AME/Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (tied for first place)
2008 – Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
2009 – Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
2010 – Living Word
2011 – Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
2012 – Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
2013 – Living Word
2014 – Living Word
2015 – Living Word




We ♡ Community

We concluded that restoration of a spirit of community requires intentional approaches to encourage people to act as if they believe they belong together.


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