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Hi I'm Eric

I am a sports nut from Kentucky and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was the 3rd child of 7 kids and I grew up on a farm in Kentucky. As one of the older kids, I was called upon to do a lot of the farm work and it was not unusual to be kept out of school to get the job done that was needed at the time. My Great Grandmother was one of the first to join the mormon church in the state of Kentucky. I remember being one branch in the town of Lexington and now there are several stakes in my hometown and a temple within a hours drive. That is a miraculous achievement to those of us who grew up in Kentucky. I had great examples in my life in regards to living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also had an Uncle who played basketball for the University of Kentucky and won the NCAA tournament in 1958. He then went on to play professional basketball for several years. All of my brothers and cousins wanted to be like Uncle Vernon. So we played basketball as often as we could. No one turned out quite as good as our Uncle, but we sure tried. I was the only sibling in my family to obtain a bachelors degree. And because of my love for sports, I received my degree in Sports. I have had the opportunity to manage sports facilities, do NBA camps and currently operate a non-profit sports company that does middle school state tournaments. I love giving back to what has set the foundation for my life, the gospel of Jesus Christ and athletics.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors were members of the Mormon church and I felt the Holy Ghost when I was young and was taught about Jesus Christ and the Mormon beliefs. I had the opportunity to go on a mission to California when I was 19 years old and I saw the Holy Ghost touch people and change their lives. These 2 things are the foundation for my life and it keeps me focused in living a gospel centered life.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to talk to many young athletes and it is very easy to stress the spiritual wellbeing along with the physical. I also rub shoulders with many different individuals each week. The are many times that I have the opportunity to reference the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-Day Saints and to let them know that I am a Mormon. It is who I am.