MOUNT VERNON — Popularity, good grades, girlfriends, success in sports ... these Ohio State athletes had it all. Or did they?
Cheers and applause rang out from the audience when they walked onto the auditorium stage at Mount Vernon High School and when a highlight video was played showcasing their talents and success on the football field, the basketball court or the wrestling mat.
Motivational speeches from five well-known athletes at The Ohio State University was the scene Thursday evening at Mount Vernon High School for the first annual Buckeye Blitz. Organized by Mark Glenn, youth pastor and young adult pastor of The Church at Chapel Hill, the event was a chance for popular athletes to share how they balance their schooling, their athletics and their faith in God. Sharing their testimony were Josh Perry, Corey Linsley, J.D. Bergman, Anthony Schlegel and Aaron Craft. “Hopefully you can leave here tonight knowing that you’ve met with God and that you’ve seen the truth about sports and how to be successful in life,” said Glenn in opening the Buckeye Blitz.
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