The Chicago Fire’s Faith and Family Night is an annual event that draws members of the Trinity community up from Palos Heights to Toyota Park, the Chicago Fire stadium. This year students got a sneak peek at the testimony that would be shared after the game on September 14 when midfielder Wells Thompson visited campus during dinner hours to mingle with students.
Trinity’s group of tailgaters began the main event with pizza and soda, then enjoyed an exciting 3 to 2 win by Chicago over the New England Revolution, and listened to Thompson and Fire Captain Logan Pause share their testimonies.
Sophomore Brendon De Boer of Sanborn, Iowa, said, “It was great to hear the testimonies of people who don’t work in a Christian environment, but still show their faith in everyday life.”
Campus Development & Web-based Marketing Manager Nathan Laning ’06 helped plan this third year of the Trinity tailgate and is happy with the way the event fosters community.
“This event allows for many different ‘Trinity groups’ to interact – students, parents, alumni, staff, and faculty – in an event off campus,” said Laning. “In the stadium, everyone sits in the same section, so they can talk and cheer on the Fire together.”
Sophomore Krista Fopma of Sully, Iowa, appreciated the College offering the event to students. “Trinity does a good job of taking full advantage of the opportunities around us in the city and suburbs, and provides them for a reasonable price for college kids.”