Meet Grace Richards, Sophomore Ladies Golfer and Track & Field Member at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra.
Grace was engaged by FCA as a result of NE Florida FCA staff member, Dan Meinert, who was involved as an assistant coach with Grace's middle school golf team while she was in eighth grade. At the end of her eighth grade golf season, Grace received a full scholarship from an FCA sponsor to go to the 2017 FCA Sea Island Golf Camp for a week. Here is what Grace had to say about her camp experience:
Grace enjoyed her camp experience so much, she decided to go to Sea Island Camp again in 2018. On the last night of camp, Grace made a decision that would change the rest of her life:
When her ninth grade year began, Grace attended several FCA Golf JAX Combines. Shortly thereafter, Grace learned of her school's FCA Huddle from a teammate on her golf team who encouraged her to come. For the remainder of her freshman year, Grace attended huddle every week. Here is what Grace said about both experiences:
Now that Grace is a sophomore, she said she's seen her huddle at Nease grow twice in size. The huddle has also encouraged her to explore other opportunities around her school such as joining the Track and Field team and other clubs like Helpers with Hearts, Kindness for Kids and Empowerment Club.