You can form the next generation of virtuous leaders through sports
Sports play a vital role in campus life at Belmont Abbey College. With nearly two thirds of our student body participating in at least 1 of our 41 sport programs, our campus is a place where athletics and glorifying God come together.
Our vision is to build a culture where virtue and world-class performance meet. We believe that athletic performance can only be perfected by addressing and developing the whole person in mind, body, and soul.
Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a
gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance.
It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole
man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more
refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to
which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.
– Pius XII in “Sport as the Service of the Spirit”
We also believe that the virtue formation of our students is critical to restoring unity and civility in our country and we are doing everything we can to continue to form our athletes into servant leaders.
“I’ve experienced firsthand the unifying power of sports. I played on the U.S. men’s hockey team in the 1980 Winter Olympics, when we stunned the world by defeating the Soviet Union in a game that really brought America together. Now, in a time of anxiety and new challenges, sport’s unifying and transformative power is needed more than ever! I’m proud of everything Belmont Abbey College is doing to ensure our students the opportunity to compete, and especially for the lasting life lessons my son, Evan, learned through the Abbey’s ‘sports and virtue’ approach.”
– Belmont Abbey Parent and Former Hockey Olympian, Ken Morrow
By supporting Belmont Abbey Athletics, you are training the next generation of virtuous leaders through sports.
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Your gift helps our student athletes to “Raise the Red!” both in and out of the classroom as our Belmont Crusaders bring their skills and virtues to the workforce and society at large. Thank you!