Champion is a group of local chaplains who make disciples of professional and amateur athletes in metro Detroit.
Champion exists to help local professional and amateur athletes encounter the love and truth of Christ in order to help them become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Through Bible studies, Sunday gatherings, friendly hospitality, and individual mentoring, Champion provides real friendship and Christ-centered life guidance to players in local professional baseball leagues, with plans to expand to more sports in the near future.
Launched in 2016 by Tony DeMonaco, Champion now has 10 chaplains who work with young men in the United Shore Professional Baseball League, an independent professional league headquartered in Utica, MI. Tony and his fellow chaplains desire to have relationships with members of every team in the 4-team league, as well as begin the process of reaching out to other sports leagues in the metro Detroit area.
Donate to Champion
In order to sustain their work of making disciples of local athletes, we invite you to make a one-time or recurring donation which will be designated toward the work of our branch Champion. All gifts given are tax deductible. Abide Ministries partners with Donorbox to enable donors to make one time and recurring donations, while allowing them to manage their own giving in a safe, secure, and reliable environment.
Online gifts can be made using the form on this page, or at https://donorbox.org/champion. You can make one-time or recurring gifts using credit cards, debit cards, or bank transfers. All transactions are processed through Donorbox (a Stripe partner) for the highest level of security and convenience. Once you make a gift, you can manage your gift at www.donorbox.org.
Check gifts can be made out to: Abide Ministries and sent to 323 Linwood Dr, Rochester, MI 48307.
Please add “Champion” to the memo line of all check gifts. For any questions regarding giving, please email [email protected]
STOCK / MUTUAL FUND GIFTS
Most U.S. brokerage firms can quickly and easily transfer your gift of stock or mutual funds to Champion electronically. Click here for details to give to your broker.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
If you are age 70 1⁄2 or older, you can make gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to Champion without paying income tax on the withdrawal. Click here for instructions on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover.