2009-04-02 / Local & State

Power Team Coming To County

Nightly shows in McConnellsburg April 23-26; student assemblies to be held SFHS, FRHS
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

A top school program across the nation is making its way to Fulton County later this month to benefit students as well as the general public through a series of demonstrations in speed, power, inspiration and motivation.

Known as the Power Team, the organization led by President Todd Keene has been teaching children since the group's formation in 1975 that a combination of inspiration and motivation is the equivalent to attaining academic and personal achievement. Consisting of world-class athletes performing "dynamic feats of strength," the Power Team is as renowned for its strength as it is for sharing motivational messages often inspired by personal experiences.

Set to give four performances open to the general public, the Power Team will be performing nightly at 7 p.m. at Mc- Connellsburg High School Thursday, April 23, through Sunday, April 26. A $2 donation at the door is suggested, according to evening crusade coordinator Lisa Ott.

In addition, students and faculty at Southern Fulton High School will also benefit from a Power Team show sponsored by the district's Parent-Teacher Association. The assembly at Southern Fulton is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 9:30 a.m. A follow-up student assembly will be held at Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School on April 24 at 1:30 p.m.

As a follow-up to personal and academic achievement, other key issues often touched upon by the Power Team during school presentations include drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, abstinence, and health and nutrition.

During evening performances or crusades, attention is focused on the scripture and inspirational stories shared by team members. Furthermore, on a nightly basis one team member will share testimony about their life before and after finding Christ.

Additional information regarding the original strength team can be obtained online by visiting www.thepowerteam.com. Residents can also call 717-485- 4438 to get further information on the nightly performances to be held at McConnellsburg High School.

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