David Thompson to speak at FCA fund raiser
This year’s event will feature former N.C. State All-American and basketball great David Thompson.
The deadline for reservations is Sept. 21.
This annual event highlights and celebrates this past year’s ministry growth and raises funds necessary to support the local FCA chapter serving northeast North Carolina, which includes Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties.
At N.C. State, Thompson was a three-time First-Team All-American, a three time All-ACC selection, and a two-time Associated Press National Player of the Year.
He led the Wolfpack to the number one ranking and 1974 NCAA Championship with a 30-1 record.
In 1975, Thompson earned the Naismith, Rupp, AP, Eastern Kodak and The Sporting News Player of the Year honors.
Among his many accomplishments, Thompson won ACC Athlete of the Year in 1973 and 1975. He was ACC Basketball Player of the Year in three varsity seasons and was a unanimous choice to each of the All-ACC teams during his career.
He was also named to the NCAA All Decade Team of the 1970’s and was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. His uniform number 44 is the only basketball jersey retired at NC State.
David was recently chosen by Sports Illustrated as a member of the All-Century Team, a great honor because the team only consisted of 5 players over the last 100 years.
David Thompson was thrilled and honored to learn on February 5, 1996, he had been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
“There are so many people to thank but first I would like to thank the Lord Jesus Christ, my wife Cathy, two daughters Erika and Brooke, family, friends, coaches and organizations I played for during my career,” Thompson said in a previous interview.
“I am thankful that I can use my life as an example to help others as I was able through the grace of God to overcome adversity in my life,” Thompson said.
“It is an honor to have David Thompson, a great college and professional athlete and fellow North Carolinian, visit us in Dare County,” said Executive Vice-President of OBX Bank and FCA Board member Stuart Bell.
“As a Wolfpack fan my whole life and NC State alumni, he inspired me as one of the greatest college basketball players of all time,” Bell said. “I look forward to meeting him in person and hearing him share how FCA has inspired him and his faith. I truly cannot wait to hear him speak on October 2nd.”
Along with Thompson, local coaches and athletes will also be on hand to share about FCA’s impact on their campuses throughout Northeast North Carolina at the collegiate, high school, middle school level.
Businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals can host tables of eight for $150 each.
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