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McKay and Baker to Represent AIA in Kenya

July 7, 2008
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Tyler Baker (left) and Ritchie McKay (right) will travel to Nairobi, Kenya for a coaching clinic. The clinic is part of Athletes in Action's mission of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through basketball.

Tyler Baker (left) and Ritchie McKay (right) will travel to Nairobi, Kenya for a coaching clinic. The clinic is part of Athletes in Action's mission of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through basketball.

Liberty Head Men's Basketball Coach Ritchie McKay is set to represent Athletes in Action (AIA) in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of a coaching clinic directed to further basketball and the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Africa. Flames' redshirt junior Tyler Baker will join McKay in Kenya.

"I am very excited to share the mission of AIA to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the different nations in Africa," said McKay. "I am looking forward to sharing basketball knowledge and philosophies with coaches, while trying to advance the kingdom."

McKay and Baker will depart for Kenya on July 25 and will return to Lynchburg on Aug. 2. "Liberty basketball has had successful ties to players in Africa," stated McKay. "We will be on the lookout for the next Peter Aluma or Julius Nwosu, who both hailed from cities in Nigeria."

Athletes in Action is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International, one of the world's largest non-profit, interdenominational organizations, founded by Bill and Vonette Bright in 1951. Campus Crusade has more than 26,000 staff members and a ministry presence in 190 countries around the world. Campus Crusade is dedicated to showing people how to know and experience God's love and plan for their lives. For more information, visit the Campus Crusade for Christ website at www.ccci.org.